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Sound Card not being read. Motherboard sound card.


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OK I am starting to suspect the soundcard chipset may be faulty.
Just by chance have you gone to the Windows Update site and seen if any updates are available?
It should have been something you did right after installing XP again but I would suggest checking both critical and optional updates for the soundcard driver.
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My computer downloaded all of the windows updates automatically upon shutdown when I first installed XP.
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OK but check again for optional updates as they do not usually update on their own.
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Checked optional updates on the Microsoft page, and there was nothing there to do with audio or somewhat related to audio.
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Then I believe you are at a point where you need to try a add on card.
Do you have a soundcard you can try or borrow from someone?
If not they are not very expensive to replace.
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I've got an old sound card from my '98 lmfao..
But when I got my hard drive replaced is there anything the people at the store could have done to FxxK around with the sound card? Because they installed XP without asking me and tried to charge another $50 and I told them I didn't wanna pay to uninstall and he sounded SUPERRR pissed.
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Nope but let me ask what was originally the OS that was installed?
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It was windows XP. And I tried to fix my tower by myself etc etc, and I forgot the XP disk in there by mistake.
Home Edition by the way.
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I highly doubt they would have done anything to cause the sound to not respond.
One thing i forgot to have you check is the bios to make sure the onboard sound is enabled.
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What do I press during booting to access BIOS ? or is there another way ? Sorry ive never really played around with BIOS since my friend told me not to :)
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usually you click Del on the first post screen.
Yours may be something else and it may be called Setup instead of Bios.
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Mine is American Megatrends so it was setup (Delete).
Went into the advanced area to look for the hardware and I didn't see anything about onboard sound.
I did however find "HD Audio Controller" and it was enabled.
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That is probably it. The area would be named onboard peripherals you would be looking for.
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Advanced
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Onboard Device Configuration
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HD Audio Controller [ENABLED]

Edited by Legend Gaming, 03 September 2011 - 05:43 AM.

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OK please do the following:

Please Go to

1: START and the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter


To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


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