I just replaced my HDD and installed XP Pro. (I had XP Home, but my "Restoration Disc" was apparently damaged, so it was unusable.) So technically, I did change OS slightly.
Anyway, I had to go to HP.com and get all the device drivers I needed, which I did. Everything installed w/o a hitch. Except that I had no sound. So I checked Device Manager and it said there were no problems, no conflicts, everything was enabled. I thought maybe I would update the drivers, which I did with no problems. Still no sound.
Device Manager still says everything is working fine, no conflicts. I uninstalled my sound card (onboard AC97 is also ENABLED in BIOS), and upon restart, Hardware Manager picked up on it and reinstalled. I updated again, still no luck.
So, my ?? is this. If the sound card is functioning correctly, as are my speakers, where is the problem? If something was amiss, would Windows detect it? As far as my computer is concerned, everything is working splendidly. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanx