Integrated Sound Card from Realtek Not Working please help

By maximusss_69
Mar 2, 2006
  1. Hey Fellow Technicians,

    I'm having a weird problem.
    I have a HP Pavillon A730n
    It's a P4 3.0 Ghz
    512 DDR
    blablalbla ...

    IT has an integrated Sound Card which I use ...

    My problem:

    I previously Installed Windows XP PRO SP2 over my Windows XP Home Edition that originally came with my PC... I do not have my Recovery CD's since my house burnt down and all my computer stuff is at a warehouse all I have is my PC...

    Basicly when I boot ... I see 2 choices ....
    1) Windows XP Pro
    2) Windows XP Home Edition

    Can't Format have important files I need to keep there for the moment ...

    When I log in XP Home Ed I get sound ( That was my first partition )
    When I log in XP Pro I have no more Sound ( Partition Created Afterwards )

    All my drivers all ok except my sound card ...

    Me Personally I tried all the drivers ... all the forums ... and I still can't figure it out ...

    I personnaly think there could be a conflict between both operationg systems and that I have to do something to activate my ISC ( Integrated Sound Card ) To work.

    Get it off XP Home Ed and put it on XP Pro

    I'm about 90% sure this is a problem within the windows registery ...

    Please If anyone of you ever had a similar problem let me know ...
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    My thought on this would be to get another HDD.
    Set it as Primary, do a clean install of xp pro.
    You should be able to sort out the sound drivers.
    We have the latest here @ TS, (top of this page, dead center)
    Once you have stable install, slave your original Hdd to gain access
    to your files.

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