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Sound device will not stay installed!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Gnarly, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. Gnarly

    Gnarly Thread Starter

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    I get the message 'no sound device installed', when I try to play music. when I try to install the 'on board sound device', i get the message...' sound device installed and working properly, would like to uninstall it? ....(it does not show up in 'device manager'), so I click on yes to uninstall, and then reboot the computer, get the 'new device found' etc. and I install the drivers etc. then everything works..... untill I turn off the computer and then there is no sound again. This happens every time I turn off the computer
    Does anyone have any suggestions.
    Thanks
    BT
     
  2. stevecook

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    If your sound card is PCI, try taking it out and gently cleaning the contacts ,then make sure it is firmly reseated. A pencil rubber is ideal for cleaning contacts.
     
  3. Gnarly

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    Hi Steve.... it's an onboard sound chip!
     
  4. stevecook

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    It looks like you have some kind of physical failure with the onboard system, it may be worth buying a cheap PCI soundcard and disabling the onboard.
     
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