Computer not recognizing the Sound Card

By magicanic
Aug 13, 2005
  1. hey all,
    thanks in advance to the ones who took the time to read my problem.

    my problem is this: I have a sound card in my computer, but it won't recognize it. when I go to "Control Panel\Sounds and Audio devices", it's empty and there's nothing to enter to, it's all blanc, like I don't have any sound card.
    what do I do to make my computer recognize my sound card?
    thank you all in advance for helping or even just reading.
    if you know the answer please tell me, I'm desparate :slurp:
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Click "start" then right click on "my computer", then go to "properties".
    Click "hardware" then "device manager"
    Next click on "sound, video..." and tell us what is listed there.

    (assuming you are on Win XP)
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You need to install the drivers for your soundcard.

    If you have onboard sound you can get the drivers from your motherboard manufacturers website.

    If you have a separate soundcard you can get the drivers from the soundcard manufacturers website.

    If you`re not sure what soundcard you have, download the free Everest programme from HERE. It will give you all the info you need about your system.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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