I think I need sound card drivers

By kokochanel
Nov 18, 2010
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  1. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

    The Sis driver is another good one to try :grinthumb

    I'd only add: Be sure to first look in Add/Remove programs to uninstall the Realtek stuff first. (I'm not sure that Sis would recognize to know to uninstall the Realtek stuff itself so maybe good to first do so yourself to be certain)
  2. kokochanel

    kokochanel Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    jamesodriscoll

    it didnt work :(
    these 2 things popped up

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  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

    Rats! Sorry to hear more bad news :(

    1. BEFORE you tried the install, did you first go into Add/Remove programs to uninstall Realtek first???

    2. This is the newest Sis driver from Sis. I also checked and it does match your onboard soundcard ID. (tho so did the realtek driver you also installed since it installed OK according to your dxdiag report) If i recall when i looked there's a setup.exe file to run in the Sis download zip file

    But i'm also not convinced its a simple driver issue :( as your last dxdiag / directx showed both Creative and Realtek were installed correctly and even your old Creative still wouldn't work.

    It may still provde simplest and cheapest to look at cheap USB sound cards if this is all too painful :(

    That said...
    > Have you tried using a different speaker or headset? make sure its not the ext. speakers
    > Do you have internal speakers? Are you still hearing beeps? As another thing to try is boot into Knoppix from CD and see if your audio works under a bootable Knoppix vs Windows (to build a Knoppix CD see Step #2 here: See How to recover your folders/files when Windows won’t boot

    /* edit */
    Note you don't need a sound card for Windows to generate beep tones. you can test your internal speakers with beepex tool. The internal speakers should work with onboard sound
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

  5. kokochanel

    kokochanel Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    LookinAround

    I see the bars moving when I play music.. but don't hear anything at all

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  6. kokochanel

    kokochanel Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Thanks guyssssss

    I needed the driver but then my brother came and I realized I need new speakers -__- but thank you so much for helping with the drivers.
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

    Good to heard its working. We're all glad to help :)
  8. jamesodriscoll

    jamesodriscoll Newcomer, in training Posts: 138

    glad its all sorted now

    :)
  9. steve79ni

    steve79ni Newcomer, in training

    hi i really need some help i have an advent t9317 pc,recently rebooted windows xp have no audio or video at all, have tried the usual updates etc nothing happening
  10. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

    Hi steve79ni

    To get proper attention and not confuse details/instruction for the original topic, you should start your own thread (with its own descriptive title) for your own problem and include full system specs in yur post including Windows OS. Worthwhile for you to first skim through

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