i get home, and notice i'm only getting a left audio channel from my on board audio that i've always used since the day i bought this PC, an emachines et1831-07.
i did some troubleshooting and came to the conclusion that it was the input jack of the onboard audio device, so i went out to my local PC parts store, and picked up a brand new encore electronics ENM232-6VIA PCI sound card for the amazingly affordable price of $15.
i installed the card, booted up the PC, and windows 7 detected the card and installed a Realtek driver by default, yet i had no sound whatsoever, and yes, i plugged the speakers into the green input in the back.
it included a cd-rom to instal it's own specific driver, but my cd drive is temporarily out of commission, so i disabled the realtek driver and downloaded the driver pack for this card from the encore-usa.com website.
after running the setup app, it said everything was installed, and gave me the option to restart. after clicking 'restart' my computer crashed to a white screen, and i got a 'not responding - cancel/wait to respond" option, i attempted waiting for it to respond for about 5 minutes but it never did, so clicked cancel, and my computer went back to windows 7, and did not restart.
i received an error message that said something along the lines of "686: installation was not successful." or something like that, in a small pop up window, with only an option to click ok. i click ok, and check my device manager, and low and behold new the driver is available, but still i have no sound.
i restart the computer, still no sound.
uninstalled the drivers and attempted another install, just to have the same crash to white screen after clicking restart, with all the same symptoms happening again.
so yeah, i'm stuck with no sound until anyone on here can help me. i've tried finding other solutions on google with no luck.
i've already disabled my onboard drivers via device manager, and done pretty much everything else i can think of.
any help at all would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
Edited by almightyseancore, 06 August 2013 - 06:50 PM.