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No audio device - no sound, just beeps

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hi guys

Went and got myself a windows XP home edition cd and formatted both my PC's. Everyting went well and everything works perfectly with my laptop. Problem is my PC can't play sounds. When I go into control panel under audio settings, I can't change any settings because "no audio device". The only sounds I hear is beeping from the internal speaker. Also, I can't even playback some of windows sounds such as error sounds or startup sounds. When running add hardware option, windows doesn't detect any new hardware.

I am not sure what sound card I have. Why is it that the laptop works perfectly without me doing anything, and both having windows XP home?

And where do you install a audio device? I tried installing Creative Soundblaster 16 but it won't work.

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Murray S.

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You bought two versions of XP Home I hope as you are only allowed to install one version per computer !!

Yopu need to install the proper drivers for your soundcard.. Had you run the System Check when prompted by XP when you first put the cd in, it would have told you the soundcard was either incompatible or required a driver update to function !!

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