This is probably a piece of cake for you guys, but this one is killing me. One of my computers (not used very often, located in my parent's house) doesn't seem to have audio. My sister's friend claimed to have changed some hardware, including motherboard. I got the computer in my hands and tried to make it work, no luck. It was filled with crap so I decided it is a better option to format it. (Although the sound was not working before formatting the local disc either.) After several days of desperation I'm not even sure if I have an on-board audio on this computer anymore, even if Everest proves me wrong. I got rid of the no audio device problem by installing realtek ac97. But what next? What audio codecs etc do i need to install in order to get my sound back? Everything seems to be working, nothing is muted, there are no conflicts in device manager and onboard audio is enabled in BIOS. Also ran intel and windows update driver update detection. Do you think it is one of the audio drivers problems, too? If yes, then how to solve it? I'm going nuts here without sound! & Everest told me that my motherboard is MSI 848P Neo-V (MS-6788) and I can't open up the computer to search for model numbers (in order to google them and find drivers) so could you please not suggest that! a moment ago I read other similar problems in the very same forum and one of them told me to go to msinfo32 in run. frankly, it won't launch. could it be a part of the problem?