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XP won't recognize onboard sound

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BlackMath, Feb 2, 2005.

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  1. BlackMath

    BlackMath Thread Starter

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    Hello everybody,

    I just uninstalled a m-audio delta 1010 sound card. I installed my mobo's(Abit ai7) (sound)drivers from the Abit site Realtek AC 97. Now Xp won't recognize the onboard sound as my default sound device. I have no conflicts in device manager for sound( or anywhere else). I can hear sound when I use the motherboard utility to configure the sound. It tests the speakers with tone; but when I try to play music (mp3) Windows MPlayer says there is no sound device.
    I haven't been able to find anywhere that isn't greyed out that will allow me to choose the realtek as the default.

    Oh and when I checked the realtek properties in Device Manager it said the driver was installed but not started.

    Of Course any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. n7Epsilon

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    Hi,

    Here's a few suggestions:
    1. Try re-installing your motherboard's drivers (I mean the chipset drivers..) first, then the audio drivers second, then the RealTek AC97 driver third (re-booting your PC for each installation). After re-installing the motherboare's drivers, you may need to re-install the graphics card drivers too...

    Get the drivers here:
    http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/drivers.php?categories=1&model=147

    2. Check to see if the Windows Audio service is set to "Automatic" and is started in the "Services" accessible from "Computer Management" (right-click "My Computer" and click on "Manage")

    Hope that helps...
     
  3. BlackMath

    BlackMath Thread Starter

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    So, I tried your suggestion, but unfortunately nothing changed. windows service was set to automatic and started. I tried re-starting(the service) but that did nothing as well.
     
  4. BlackMath

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