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skinny

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Here are the basics. I have a compaq presario 5000 desktop with onboard sound and video. It had no sound. I have downloaded the driver from ess technology for the sound card and have updated the graphics controler because I was only getting the very basics for settings. So far so good but... I only have sound if I play a music cd. If I try to play a game or something else I get a message that there are no sound drivers. The device manager shows:

Other devices

! PCI Card

Sound, video and game controllers

ESS Allegro PCI Audio (WDM)
!Gameport Joystick
MPU-401 Compatible

The chipset is intel i810E.

What am I missing??? If I forgot any pertinent info let me know. :) :)
 
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Sounds like a sound driver problem.
Emailing compaq about the problem would be your best bet
 
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Have you tried to install the drivers from the Qompaq site ?

Have you checked the Volume settings ?
Often you have a speaker icon in the system tray below , double click on it & you'll see a lot of sliders.
If not there , check in your control panel.

Check to see if the wave slider is set to maximum & that non of the sliders are muted.

For games its often necessary to install the latest DirectX version.
 
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It has only installed the drivers for the wdm, which will only give you cd sound. You'll need the rest of the drivers to make it work. You can search threw google or go to the win update site and let them scan your puter for updates and it will find the missing drivers for you. :)
 

alwrmc

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If I read your post correctly you seem to show a couple of problems in device manager. I think I would start by removing both of those, rebooting and starting over. Assuming of course that you have not already tried this and had them return still in error. I had a similar error "! PCI Card" in device manager after I reformatted and installed WinXP Pro. Took a couple of days before I found the conflict was something I had forgotten. I have a Hauppage Win TV USB device that I had completely forgotten was even connected. It sits out of sight and is seldom used. I finally remembered it, ran its installation and that cured my problem. It was conflicting with my sound card because it connected to the line-in of the sound card. Once I installed it and its drivers they all worked together as they should.
 

etaf

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if you go to this web site
http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Look...en&h_client=S-A-R135-1&h_query=presario+5000+
and then select the device, HP list a number of versions of 5000 a b etc -
if its a 5000
then go here
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=92867&lc=en&cc=gb&lang=en&cc=gb
for software and drivers - select your Operating system and download the drivers

once downloaded :

you can then use device manager to update driver or
delete the items with the yellow triangle and ! against them in device manager - then you can install drivers
 
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