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Sound card issues! :(

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aneaniel, Jul 1, 2007.

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  1. aneaniel

    aneaniel Thread Starter

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    I recently reformatted my computer, because it was overloaded with trojans and junk :( Never let a little brother ont he computer!

    Anyway, because of this recent reformat, I am not sure what is wrong with my computer's sound card! It says it cannot be found :(. I don't know what brand it is, because this computer was bought a long time ago by my grandmother.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    You need to relaod the drivers.

    If you do not know what the hardware is, download and run the free version of Belarc Advisor, it should identify the device.

    Its quite probable that its not a card at all but on-board sound, which means the motherboard chipset drivers are needed.
     
  3. Mosquito555

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    Well as long as you don't know the model you should check those things:

    -Reffer to your computer's documentation and support/driver cd roms. You should propably figure out what model is your sound card. Then you have to install the correct driver and things will hopefully start working.

    -If you don't find anything you have to open the case of your PC and look around...Check all the expansion PCI cards. What are their names? If you locate the sound card then you can download drivers for it if you don't have them. If you cannot find a sound card you may have an onboard one, integrated into the mainboard. In that case you must find the model and make of the mainboard so you can download the correct drivers.

    -I agree with your little bro theory - same experience here;)
     
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