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Hi I have a computer with Windows XP that has audio problems. Apparently everything is fine except whenever I watch a video or listen to music on it, it plays, but no audio. I also did an upgrade for one of my old PC's to xp. There whenever I wanna listen to music it says something about me not having a sound card installed/drivers or it's been used by another program.
I went as far as buying another sound card. When I replaced the sound card it (on the 1st PC) it says that I don't have a sound card installed. So I took it out and wasted some money :)

It's not urgent having no audio on a PC is fine for me. Thanks for your time.
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On the first PC you mentioned, check the Device Manager. If there's an item in the list with a yellow question mark over it, and the entry is named "Multimedia Audio Controller" or something similar, that will be the soundcard and it means no drivers have been installed for it, hence it won't work. If you want help to get the drivers for it we need to know the make/model of the PC and may be some other info if it's not a well-known PC brand.

As for the PC you fitted a new soundcard into, it won't work until you install it's driver which should have been supplied on a CD with the card.
You haven't mentioned installing a driver for it, which is why I'm pointing it out to you.
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