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No sound on windows XP


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I cannot get the sound working properly. On certain games you can hear sound, but on nothing else. I have checked control panel and it says "No audio device" but the Device Manager says I have an audio device Realtek AC '97 Audio and that it's working.
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Sorry missed giving some info, I have a

compaq presario
AMD athlon 64 processor
3500+

Also, I have recently updated the driver from the manufacturer's website. Plus I know the hardware is functional since it will work with one of my games.
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I know the hardware is functional since it will work with one of my games.

It may be simply failing.

I have recently updated the driver from the manufacturer's website

Did you uninstall current driver, first?
If you did, and still no sound, I'd say, the sound chip is going south.
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Okay, I went and redid it, but first I deleted it this time. Still nothing in Control Panel.

How does one get an audio device to show up in Control Panel? What controls it?
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I'm afraid, your sound chip is dying, and you need a sound card (they start at $15).
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