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Cant Find driver for monitor

By Edwin Phate
Mar 6, 2008
  1. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    The sound card is in the computer
    Therefore the Monitor and Speakers don't require drivers!
     
  2. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 180

    When i go to sound device there is nothing there :/
     
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    Maybe you just need to install your sound card drivers? Post the brand and model of your PC as well as a screenshot of your Device Manager if possible.
     
  4. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 180

    Hp Pavilion Slimline s7320n PC

    I have installed them over and over and there is still no audio device. If this helps in device manager it says Audio Codecs, Legacy Audio Drivers, Legacy Video Capture devices, Media Control Devices Video Codecs.
     
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    Perhaps you are installing the wrong drivers. What have you been trying to install?

    Either post exactly what you see in the Device Manager or take a screenshot.
     
  6. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 180

    i cant im not on that computer i guess i could get on though switching computers one sec
     
  7. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 180

    what exactly do you want me to take pics of? the driver was called WDM_R188, the pci device i think is the modem im not using. its not installed.

    Ultimately I think i may have to re-reformat :/
     
  8. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    I can't understand how you feel a reinstallation of Windows is going to solve this.

    Check Windows Update and see if you have any optional hardware updates.
     
  9. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 180

    well the hp guy said it might have been a bad install.
     
  10. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    The HP guy doesn't want to help you solve your problem. The HP guy will make the same wage regardless of whether or not he goes through the trouble of actually troubleshooting your issue. It's significantly easier to blame it on a corrupt installation of Windows and have you reinstall.

    If that's what you'd rather do, go for it.
     
     
  11. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 180

    no id rather not i would rather buy a 25 dollar sound card and be done with it but im poor right now :/. suggestions and there is nothing on the updates.
     
  12. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    I am fresh out of suggestions for you, but I am pretty sure someone will stroll through here and save the day. Be patient.

    In the meantime, I would not recommend a reinstallation of Windows. That is not a reasonable course of action for your situation.
     
  13. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 180

    thx for your help.
     
  14. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    I didn't really accomplish anything, but you're welcome :).
     
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  16. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 180

  17. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Using Internet Explorer.

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    To find all drivers for your Hp Computer or Printer.......Click here >> [​IMG] <<



    Or

    ...........................................Sample of a Hp Service Tag
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    ................1: Product Name ....2: The Product number ....3: Model Number

    Go HERE to type in your Model Number. Or click HERE to find out why Hp need this
    .
     
  18. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 180

    So I finally got it fixed so here it goes. Don't install windows Xp pro on a computer build by Hp for windows media center. I installed MCE2005 and all the drivers worked perfectly.
     
  19. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Thanks for the update

    :grinthumb
     
  20. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 180

    Thank you guys.
     
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