Reinstalled Windows XP - now no sound card detected

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Cherskiy

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Hello -

After having its motherboard replaced and Windows XP re-installed to fix a problem recognising the USB modem, my PC no longer seems to think it has a sound card installed. I have no sound at all apart from the basic beeps - there is 'No Device' listed under Sounds and Audio Devices in Control Panel. My speakers are functioning - they were at least last night before I re-installed Windows!

Looking at the other similar threads here, I suspect I need to download a driver or so, but haven't a clue really - beware, newbie here! My speakers are Creative 6.1 Inspire 6700.

A screen shot of my Device Manager shows a lack of sound card details under 'Sound, Video and Game Controllers' (all that is listed is "Audio Codecs", "Legacy Audio Drivers", "Legacy Video Capture Devices", "Media Control Devices" and "Video Codecs"), and four separate things with yellow question marks under "Other Devices" ("Other PCI Bridge Device", "PCI Device", "Unknown Device" and "Video Controller (VGA Compatible"), which can't be good.

The 'Belarc' advisor lists the following information, which I hope is helpful.

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) MESH Computers PLC MESH
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. A8N-VM Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0908 05/09/2006
Drives Memory Modules c,d
199.20 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
63.90 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

SONY DVD RW DW-D23A [CD-ROM drive]

Maxtor 6B200M0 [Hard drive] (203.93 GB) -- drive 0, s/n B41Q03MH, rev BANC1B70, SMART Status: Healthy 512 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes


c: (NTFS on drive 0) 199.20 GB 63.90 GB free
Network Drives
None detected


Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
NVIDIA nForce 430/410 Serial ATA Controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller None detected
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller None detected
Communications Other Devices
SoftV92 Data Fax Modem


1394 Net Adapter
SpeedTouch USB ADSL PPP
VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Logitech PS/2 Keyboard
Logitech-compatible Mouse PS/2
SpeedTouch 330 ADSL Modem
USB Root Hub (2x)
Virus Protection [Back to Top]
AVG 7.5.503 Version 7.5.503
Realtime File Scanning On

Missing Microsoft Security Hotfixes [Back to Top]

All required security hotfixes (using the 10/09/2007 Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary) have been installed.

Installed Microsoft Hotfixes [Back to Top]
Internet Explorer
no verification data SP2 (SP2)
WGA
SP0
passed verification KB892130 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
Windows Media Player 6.4
no verification data KB925398_WMP64 (details...)
SP0
passed verification KB925398_WMP64 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
Windows Media Player 9
no verification data KB936782_WMP9 (details...)
SP2
passed verification KB936782_WMP9 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
Windows Media Player
SP0
passed verification KB911564 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
Windows XP
no verification data KB923689 (details...)
SP0
passed verification KB923689 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
SP3
passed verification KB873339 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB885835 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB885836 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB886185 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB887472 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB888302 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB890046 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB890859 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB891781 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB893756 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB893803V2 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB896358 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB896423 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB896428 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB898461 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB899587 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB899591 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB900485 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB900725 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB901017 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB901214 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB902400 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB904706 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB905414 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB905749 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB908519 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB910437 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB911280 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB911562 on 03/11/2007 (details...)

Windows XP
SP3 (continued)
passed verification KB911927 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB913580 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB914388 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB914389 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB916595 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB917344 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB917953 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB918118 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB918439 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB919007 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB920213 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB920670 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB920683 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB920685 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB920872 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB921503 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB922582 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB922819 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB923191 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB923414 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB923980 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB924270 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB924496 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB924667 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB925902 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB926255 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB926436 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB927779 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB927802 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB927891 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB928255 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB928843 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB929123 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB930178 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB930916 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB931261 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB931784 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB932168 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB933360 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB933729 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB935839 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB935840 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB936021 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB938127 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB938828 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB938829 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB939653 on 03/11/2007 (details...)
passed verification KB941202 on 03/11/2007 (details...)

Click here to see all available Microsoft security hotfixes for this computer.

[installed security hotfix] Marks a security hotfix (using the 10/09/2007 Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary)
[failing installed security hotfix] Marks a security hotFix that fails verification (a security vulnerability)
verifies OK Marks a hotfix that verifies correctly
fails verification Marks a hotfix that fails verification (note that failing hotfixes need to be reinstalled)
Unmarked hotfixes lack the data to allow verification

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Software Licenses [Back to Top]

Belarc - Advisor 8214fe1d
Microsoft - Internet Explorer
Microsoft - WebFldrs XP
Microsoft - Windows XP Home Edition
Software Versions (mouse over * for details, click * for location) [Back to Top]
Adobe Photoshop CS3 CS3 *
Belarc, Inc. - Advisor Version 7.2v *
Cinematronics - 3D Pinball Version 5.1.2600.2180 *
GRISOFT, s.r.o. - AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus System Version 7.5.0.420 *
GRISOFT, s.r.o. - AVG Anti-Virus system Version 7.5.0.502 *
Logitech Inc. - Productivity Software Common Files Version 2.20.733 *
Methlabs - PeerGuardian 2 Version 2, 0, 6, 4 *
Microsoft (r) Windows Script Host Version 5.6.0.8820 *
Microsoft Corporation - Internet Explorer Version 6.00.2900.2180 *
Microsoft Corporation - Messenger Version 4.7.3001 *
Microsoft Corporation - Windows Installer - Unicode Version 3.1.4000.1823 *
Microsoft Corporation - Windows Movie Maker Version 2.1.4026.0 *
Microsoft Corporation - Windows® NetMeeting® Version 3.01 *
Microsoft Corporation - Zone.com Version 1.2.626.1 *
Microsoft Data Access Components Version 3.525.1117.0 * Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player Version 9.00.00.3250 *
Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Version 2.0.0.9 *
Mozilla Corporation - Thunderbird Version 2.0.0.6 *
RealNetworks, Inc. - RealPlayer (32-bit) Version 6.0.9.380 *
THOMSON Telecom Belgium - SpeedTouch USB Version 301.0.0.12 *
Tiscali 10.0 UK Browser Setup Application Version 2, 0, 0, 0 *
Tiscali 10.0 Version 10.0003 *
UsefulWare, Inc. - ICC2000 Version 2.00 *
UsefulWare, Inc. - Setup Wizard Version 7.02 *
VideoLAN Team - VLC media player Version 0.8.6.0 *
www.BitComet.com - BitComet Version 0.92 *
www.BitComet.com - BitComet Version 0.94 *
www.BitComet.com - CometBrowser.exe Version 1.1 *
www.BitComet.com - FlvPlayer Version 20070105 *
* Click to see where software is installed.
a. Megahertz measurement may be inaccurate if other programs were busy during last analysis.
b. Data may be transferred on the bus at one, two, or four times the Bus Clock rate.
c. Memory slot contents may not add up to Installed Memory if some memory is not recognized by Windows.
d. Memory slot contents is reported by the motherboard BIOS. Contact system vendor if slot contents are wrong.
e. This may be the manufacturer's factory installed product key rather than yours.
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Any pointers gratefully received - it goes without saying that I'll be grateful, and happy to provide any further information on request.

Graeme
 

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Cherskiy

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Frank4d:

You've managed in five minutes what the combined efforts of three tech support guys from my computer company couldn't even accomplish in two days - many thanks! (y) :)

Needless to say I'm extremely happy - thanks very much! :) :) :)

A suitable donation will be given later this weekend though it sadly won't meet the level of my gratitude for your help - I'm not *that* rich... I will, however, plug this site wherever and whenever possible....

Graeme
 
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