Soundcard VIA AC'97 help

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sirwatts

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I cannot get any sound in my games. I have sound in windows, but none of my games have it. I installed, re-installed, and again re-installed the drivers. I had sound in my games at one time. The story is, I bought a barebone kit (AMD 1800, Raid L7VTA motherboard with on board sound.) I put all my other stuff in (Video, HD, etc). After installing the drivers I had sound but I had so many other problems I was forced to format my harddrive, well, ever since I cannot get soound in any games I play. Help?

I checked my dxdiag and got an error 0x90004005.
 
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look under device manager..should be under sound, video and game controllers. you should see some files i think one should be like a codec, other like the AC'97 audio codec or something. are there any exclamation marks?
 

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Can anyone please help? Still don't work.

If by chance I don't get this to work, and I go out and buy a Soundblaster 16 and plug it in, what do I need to do about my other pc of crap onboard sound?
 

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Hello:


If you get another sound card, first go into the BIOS and disable the onboard sound, then go into device manager and remove it in safe mode.

I think you will be happier with a separate soundcard. As you can see below, I had problems with mine to and disabled it.
 

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Ok sirwatts! Have fun with the new sound card! And if you need help getting it going, feel free to ask!:)
 

sirwatts

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OK, I am still bothered! I know I can do the easy thing and buy a new soundcard, but I am still puzzled as to WHY I have sound in windows, matter of fact, I installed a game, and you know how sometimes during installation it shows features of the game? (i.e. while Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 installs, it shows parks and you can hear kids laughing and screaming and rollercoasters going). I CAN HEAR THAT SOUND! But when I actually load to play there is no sound. It makes no sense. And I am bothered cause I just paid $400 for this barebone kit (Processor, motherboard (WITH ONBOARD SOUNDCARD) and RAM) and now I have got to go and spend some more cause the sound is messed up? As I stated above with my problems, can someone help?
 

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I don't think I stated this but when I run dxdiag I get a sound error 0x80004005.
 
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1) what operating system do you have?

2) have you tried Downloading the sounddrivers from your motherboard manufacturers website?(scroll down to the VIA823x Codec Sound Driver and choose the version for your OS)

3) have you tried reinstalling Directx?

4) have you ran the directx diagnostic tool and tested your sound?
(start, run, type dxdiag, hit enter, run tests)
 

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I downloaded that driver and tried to "update driver" and it says it is compatable but that I am using "the best driver for this device"

any thoughts?
 

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ok, I am not stupid, just having a brain malfunction...how do I re-install directx?
 
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click on the "reinstalling DirectX"link I provided above and you will see "download" in the upper right corner....follow the prompts from there.
 
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