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XP Sound Driver Problem


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pijy25

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Hi guys, I've been having this problem for about a month. Every time my PC reboots, I loose my sound driver. I re-install it and reboot and all sound comes back. I try not to turn the computer off so I can avoid going through this process, but I can't avoid it forever.

My PC details:

intel 2.8ghz dual core
intel 945gtpl s775 motherboard
windows XP media center edition 2006
Sorry this is my first post, so if you need any more info, I'll be glad to provide it.

Thanks
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rshaffer61

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Make and model if name brand system
Hard total space and free space
Memory total and free

is the sound built onboard or is it a addon card

Does the sound work fine when it is working?

Edited by rshaffer61, 13 April 2009 - 01:39 PM.

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Thanks for responding.

It's an MDG Vision System bought in January of 2007. (MDG is a canadian company)

232 gig capacity, 43.9 gig used.
Onboard sound card.
When working, the sound works fine.
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ok lets do some basic checks
Follow these in order as it is important to check after each test is done to see if the issue has resolved.


Go to
Start>>Run>>>type in Chkdsk /f
click enter...it will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Let me know if this fixs the problem



Go to
Start>>Run>>>type in Chkdsk /r
click enter...it will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer the chkdsk /f
Note... there are 5 stages...it may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS... this can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Let me know if this fixs the problem
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Ran the first step and everything seems to be working. I rebooted a couple of times without any loss of sound. So I didn't run the second step. Just let me know if that's all I have to do.
Thanks again for the help.
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No if it is working then the first step has fixed the problem. Please test it for a day or so. Let us know then if everything is working. This way others who read this topic can have a possible fix for their problem.
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Well I guess I spoke too soon. When I woke up this morning, my computer hand been restarted because windows did an update, and now the sound is gone again. So should I try step 2 in the process to see if that fixes it?

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I was wondering if you could revist an old problem that you helped me out with a few months ago? It's regarding losing all my sound on XP.
I'm still having the problem everytime the computer reboots. Sometimes I can get the sound back with mulpiple reboots, but right now, no matter what I try, I can't get the sound back.

OP has requested restarting this topic due to the issue returning


Let's see what is going on hopefully.

Please Go to
1: STARTand the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter
4. Look for any entries with Yellow Exclamation ! marks or Red X's

In your next reply please include those results
Also I want to see if we have a driver issue.

Download WhoCrashed from the link in my signature below
This program checks for any drivers which may have been causing your computer to crash....

Click on the file you just downloaded and run it.
Put a tick in Accept then click on Next
Put a tick in the Don't create a start menu folder then click Next
Put a tick in Create a Desktop Icon then click on Install and make sure there is a tick in Launch Whocrashed before clicking Finish
Click Analyze
It will want to download the Debugger and install it Say Yes
WhoCrashed will create report but you have to scroll down to see it
Copy and paste it into your next reply
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