HELP needed! I have reset windows and now have no audio devices!

By rob_hodkinson
Apr 12, 2006
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  1. Hey dunno if anyone can help me here..... I reformatted a computer and installed windows. everything is working fine apart from there is no sound. the drivers have obviously uninstalled themselves.....and i do not have the installation disks!! I have searched the internet but do not really know what im looking for! HELP?!?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Do you have onboard sound, or a separate sound card?

    If you have onboard sound and your computer is an oem build, such as Dell/Compaq/Gateway etc. You can get your sound drivers etc from your computer manufacturers website.

    If your computer is not an oem build. You can get the sound drivers from your mobo manufacturers website. You should also install the chipset(mobo) drivers as well.

    If you have a separate sound card, you will need to go to your soundcard manufacturers website.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. rob_hodkinson

    rob_hodkinson Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    im not sure if its onboard or seperate, but pretty sure its onboard. how do i find out?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    If you computers speakers are plugged in to the mobo`s line in socket, then your sound is onboard.

    If the speakers are plugged into a separate card, then it`s not onboard sound.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. rob_hodkinson

    rob_hodkinson Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    would you be able to tell if i send u my pc specs?


    Property Value
    Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
    Model MS-7012

    Chipset Vendor Intel Corporation
    Chipset Model 82865G/PE/P, 82848P DRAM Controller / Host-Hub Interface
    South Bridge 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge

    CPU Intel Pentium 4 HT
    Cpu Socket Socket 478
    Processor Upgrade ZIF Socket
    Max CPU Speed 3000 MHz

    System Slots 6 PCI, 1 AGP

    Memory Summary
    Capacity 4224 MBytes
    Location System board or motherboard
    Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
    Memory Slots 4
    Error Correction 8-bit Parity
    Error Correction Capabilities None
    Name Physical Memory Array
    Use System memory
    Maximum Memory Module Size 1024 MBytes

    Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Is your pc made by Medion?

    Regards Howard :)
  7. rob_hodkinson

    rob_hodkinson Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yes its made by medion
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    You should be able to get all your drivers from HERE.

    Click on the services and support tab, then on the page that appears, on the lefthand side, click on drivers and updates.

    Regards Howard :)
  9. IBN

    IBN TechSpot Maniac Posts: 625

    I have the same problem but with an Advent 7101 Notebook.

    I have reinstalled windows and i have no driver cd. At the same time i cannot download them from the advent website. I dont only need sound but others too.

    I think i have the following chipset

    Intel 915GM(Alviso)+ICH6-M

    theres also written on the notebook PC2001 Compliant AC97 Audio

    Thanx in advance you people always help out.
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