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Intermittent volume issues

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Thanks in advance for reading this and giving it even a little consideration...

Ok my problem. I had some pc issues - viruses and such - and my brother-in-law fixed it (he's in the industry). What we had to do was wipe the hard drive and start over. Since then I've noticed that the output volume is significantly lower than what it once was. I've checked all the volume "sliders" and anything else I could find to check. Also, Sometimes I start the pc and there's no sound at all. Then I restart and the sound comes back. (Why not ask the bro-in-law? A good question, one best left alone...)

Again, thanks for any assistance.

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More than likely you have on-board sound, so when you wiped the drive and reinstalled windows you are now using the standard windows drivers for the sound. You probably need to download the chipset drivers for your motherboard to get the correct sound drivers for the chipset. Take a look at the MB makers website to see if you can get just the sound drivers. If not they are usually included in the chipset drivers. If you have a sound card there will still usually be sound drivers on the MB makers website.

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