Replaced Hard drive and lost sound

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Tazocitrus

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I recently replaced my hard drive and rebooted windows Xp. Ever since I have not had any sound. I have reinstalled drivers from Xp and the Realtek website, I have tried new speakers, I have checked all mute and volume settings, I have looked to see if anything was disconnected inside the case, I have tried both speaker jacks, and yet I still have no sound.

Any ideas? Thanks,

Shaun
 
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Check everything again.
Delete everything under sound in Device manager and reboot to force a reinstall.
 
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if all drivers are installed correctly and winxp detects the sound card try opening winxp's sound mixer/volume control (Double-Click the little speaker down by the clock) and once its open click Options then properties and make sure Playback is ticked then at the bottom put a check in each box to show every playback control then click ok and check all the volume levels again.

good luck
 

Tazocitrus

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The playback button is checked and all the volumes are up. I am so stuck. I uninstalled RealTek Audio and reinstalled in. Still nothing. When I go into sound systems it says there is no 'windows default'. Could Xp be screwed up? Any other thoughts?
 

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Are there any Unknown devices listed in Device Manager? Anything at all, even if you don't think it's related to audio?
List all the things that are under Sound and Audio in Device Manager. It may be that the drivers aren't installed.
 

Tazocitrus

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I went through the entire list on my device manager. There are no markings other than 2 red x's on the netwrok cards because they aren't plugged in. Could not having any sound have to do with my chipsets?
 
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