Nobody wants to help!!!

By Emocean
Jan 19, 2008
  1. First off this will be my 3rd post, i have had no replys to my others hence the title.
    i was running on vista all was fine then i lost my sound saying no driver installed error 10, i tryed everythink the forums were saying so i reinstalled windows xp, now its saying i have sound but i dont. i dont even hear windows sounds. i have updates my motherboard updated drivers the volume is fine, checked the bios etc etc i have done everythink, one thing i did notice is when i update my soundcard driver "Realtek AC97 WDW Combo" << i think its that. once again my pc loses my soundcard saying error 10, so i roll back and i get my mixer back and everythink else saying i have sound but i have nothing coming out, i have tryed headfones and speakers that work fine on other equipment. its driving me mad, i have done everything formatted my computer and reinstalled everythink from fresh am running out of options i have emailed realtek it took them 4 days to get back to me and alls they said was what number is your soundcard which i replyed 580 i think it was now 12 days later am still waiting for there reply, Is there any Experienced helpers out there!

  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Blaming people for not helping you is not a good way to get assistance with your problem. We are not a tech support company, we are a community of people who do this of our own free will. We do it because we like it, not because we get paid to do it. A lot of senior members dislike it when people demand help... it's being selfish to do so. Sometimes you just need to wait for replies. Just an FYI for future posts here.

    As to your problem, I'd chance a guess that your sound card might be broken. See if you can borrow one from a friend or buy a nice cheap one from a computer store. Tell us if that works. If it doesn't, then tell us and I'm sure someone will try to solve your problem.
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Hi Emocean

    Please download System Specs, from here:

    And add it to your profile, Here: (further down this page)

    Also you have Xp now (according to old post) so please put that in your user control panel too.

    Once this is done, you can then reply back
    If there are any unknown hardwares (ie the sound card)
    You can you use Unknown Devices detection, from Here:
    It is also advised to update the database with this file (right click; save as)

    By doing these small steps, support members, will find it a thousands times easier (!)
    And will probably direct you to the exact info links or advice.
    It is for your benefit, not ours.
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