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windows xp no soundcard need help please!


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Please help, I have an IBM thinkpad t42 with windows xp and my soundcard is missing. I know it normally runs with a soundmax audio codec or something like that but I have no idea how to get a new one onto the computer. I tried 2 download a few different ones but most weren't compatible with my hardware. the last one I tried said a HDA audio bus driver was required. If anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated.

Edited by jneel, 13 July 2009 - 05:50 PM.

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Go here: http://www-307.ibm.c...ocid=MIGR-55386
Download, and install chipset driver first:
Intel Chipset
Windows XP, 2000, 98SE
27 Sep 2004
v4.20.1009
(toward the bottom of the page)

Then, install audio driver:
Windows XP, 2000, 98SE
04 Oct 2005
v5.12.01.5410
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o.k. so I downloaded the intelchip and I'm in the process of installing the audio driver but everytime i try it tells me "driver not found. reboot your system and run this setup again."
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Did you install chipset driver already?
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restart the system and run the setup again. the first pass should delete the existing sound driver.
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yeah, I installed the intelchip driver and I've restarted my system 3 times.
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Go to Device Manager. Uninstall current sound card, and its driver.
Restart. Let Windows find new device, and install it.
Then, install new driver.
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i my device manager says that audio codecs is the only sound device installed and I can't find a way to uninstall it
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I'm afraid, the sound chip may be out. How old is the laptop?
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is that the worst case scenario or is there a way to fix it? this computer can't b more than 3 years old. If I do a system restore can that fix it?
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You can always try system restore.
You can try Windows repair: http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html
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