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Solved: Sound on & off with Realtek AC97 Audio

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Hoovooloo, Mar 29, 2007.

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  1. Hoovooloo

    Hoovooloo Thread Starter

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    I have a Realtek AC97 Audio soundcard, and am running Windows XP.

    One minute my sound is fine, I go and do something (answer some emails, say) and then there are no sounds. This affects MediaPlayer, MSN Messenger, other websites, everything.

    A restart usually solves the problem - until the next time!

    Anyone got any theories? (I tried updating the driver, but it tells me I already have the latest.)
     
  2. Hoovooloo

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  3. bearone2

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    is this a real sound card or onboard sound?
     
  4. Hoovooloo

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    Not a clue - how do I find out?

    (I *think* it's onboard, as I don't remember there being one fitted seperately at any time.)
     
  5. bearone2

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    a real sound card is sitting in a pci slot. the ob will just have the holes for the speaker wires.

    ob probably failing.

    i don't like ob sound or video.
     
  6. crjdriver

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    I would tend to think you have some problem other than just a sound issue; ie the bsod that you are getting.

    Have you installed the latest driver from realtek? The drivers on the realtek site are much newer than drivers you download from whoever made your board.
     
  7. Hoovooloo

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    Can we dumb it down slightly please?? lol

    And does anyone have a link for the latest driver?
     
  8. bigbear

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    Can a moderator separate these two posts, get confusing
    Or the hijacker starts his own thread
     
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    "these two posts", where was it hijacked?:confused:
     
  11. tlcm623

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    :confused: :confused: :confused: WTF?? Umm i thought this was a forum, where you might, you know REPLY TO A POST WHEN YOU'RE EXPERIENCING THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM! Thats koo man, guess i gotta learn to watch for peeps that walk into posts and start complaining about somethin that they had nothing to do with in the first place. Oh and thx for the nice welcome -Trisha
     
  12. crjdriver

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    The reason your post was split is that when you have one problem in a thread it is difficult enough to follow what has / has not been done. When you have two problems, it is impossible to follow what has / has not been done. Even though you think you have the same problem, the solution may or may not be the same.
     
  13. tlcm623

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    :eek: sorry hoovooloo:(
     
  14. Hoovooloo

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    don't worry tlcm! lol

    will have a look at that driver, thanks Triple6.


    wait - do i need *all* of those??
     
  15. Triple6

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    You just need the first one: Windows 98Gold/98se/Me/2000/XP/2003(32/64 bits) for Driver only. For Windows 98 SE, DirectX(R)8 is required to enable advanced features. (Executable file) A3.99 2007/3/23 17904k
     
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