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dllp117

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Recently I upgraded my system, (new case, motherboard, and cpu,) everything went fine;except after I re-installed windows xp, and got to my account, i realized that my sound was completely missing. and by "completely missing", i mean "completely missing". there is no sound monitor on the lower-right hand taskbar, as there usually is, and my computer says that there is no sound card installed. which i don't, but i have my speakers plugged into the speaker ports on my motherboard. this worked before i changed my hardware, but now it does not. also before i upgraded i had VIA Audio deck on my computer, and now, when I start up, there is a error message saying that "VIA audio deck could not recognize the skin bitmap, and will now close" i do not know if anybody can help me, but if they can, that would be great.
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Hi dllp117!

Go to START-->RUN and type devmgmt.msc and click OK. In the new window that appears, post any items in your reply that have a yellow ? or ! next to them.

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As I was checking to see if there were any warning signs next to any applications/hardware, I realized that I never ran the motherboard installation cd. i did run it, and i was able to find and install my sound files without any trouble. I felt like an idiot for making such a simple mistake, but, hey, we all do sometimes. thanks for responding, though.
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Hey it happens to us all. And you're not an idiot. Idiot's are only those that don't ask for help when they need it. And my asking for you to check the Device Manager jogged your memory about you having forgot to install the motherboard installation cd. That definitely makes you NOT an idiot in my book.

Again glad you got it figured out and thanks for letting us know how you solved it. :whistling:

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