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Sound not working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by StephanGFX, Jul 13, 2007.

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  1. StephanGFX

    StephanGFX Thread Starter

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    I recently formatted my drive and installed Windows XP Sp2 over my linux OS. Everything is going just fine. Until I tried listening to some music:eek: When I go into my ctrl panel and into my sounds and audio devices properties, it says no audio device. But I can't figure out HOW to enable an audio device for it. My speakers are built into my monitor. Please help a noob in need :)

    -StephanGFX
     
  2. dashdanw

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    did you check to see if your computer sees the sound device in Device Manager? (right click My Computer>Properties>Hardware Tab>Device Manager. Make sure there is nothing with a yellow question mark next to it as well, or anything under sound devices with a yellow excemation mark over its icon.
     
  3. kev1952

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    If the sound card is integrated into the mobo (usual configuration now days) then you need to install the drivers that came with the mobo. They should consist of the chipset drivers, sound drivers and network drivers (among others).
     
  4. darkforcecus

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    Hey guys, I have a similar problem to Stephan. I just installed XP Home and have lost all sound. I have tried to download the drivers for my motherboard but they wont recognize it. Belarc Advisor says that I have an Dual Core AMD Sempron 1.8ghz but when I download the correct XP Chipset the installer says "no AMD systems detected".

    What the hell is going on?

    Also I checked in device manager and there are yellow q marks next to everything in "other devices" (other PCI bridge device, PCI Device, SM Bus Controller, USB Controller).

    Any ideas what's happened to my PC??
     
  5. dashdanw

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    you need to install the chipset drivers before you do anything else, go to your motherboard download page and download all of the drivers listed (download lastest version for all devices, i didnt mean download each version as well :3 ). Before you do all that though make sure you dont have the cd lying around somewhere because thats usually the easiest way to do it as long as it isnt outdated.
     
  6. darkforcecus

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    CHeers mate I'll give that a try
     
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