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Sound drivers installed, still nothing

By kimbo.ati
Aug 21, 2008
  1. i formatted my computer which was working perfectly fine just i wanted a fresh start.
    i proceeded to install xp professional sp3 then all my original driver disks chipset,gfx sound, lan ect. it now appears i have no sound even though the drivers have been installed with the original disk.

    when i open the nvidia sound mixer and play a song it shows the waves going up and down but no sound it coming out.

    Foxconn Winfast NF4K8MC
    Realtec AC97 version: 5.10.0.6280 drivers installed.
     
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    dis u install all the chpset drivers?
     
  3. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 135

    just installed the latest nforce4 drivers.

    click on the thumbnail below. its my me playing music and you can see the spectrum moving. i get no sound through my speakers. speakers work with ipod so i can rule out speakers as the fault :haha:
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  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Run thru this checklist:

    Checks:

    Check the motherboard bios to ensure sound is enabled.

    Check Start, All Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, Volume Control to ensure no 'mute' box is ticked and volume sliders are at maximum.

    Check Start, Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager for any yellow alert markings.

    Check Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services for the Windows Audio entry and ensure it isa set to automatic and is started.

    Check Start, Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, Speaker Volume to ensure speakers volume is maximum and then check Advanced to ensure speaker setup is right.

    Check Start, Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, Audio - make sure a default device is entered for Sound Playback and for Midi Music Playback.

    Check Start, Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, Hardware - click on the cd/dvd and make sure it is enabled then look at properties - properties to make sure the cd/dvd isn't muted and the sound volume is at maximum.

    Check Start, Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, Hardware - there should be an Audio Codecs entry and an entry for the Audio Controller.

    The audio codecs can be further explored by clicking properties - properties. A number of codecs may be displayed. It may be useful to select the Microsoft codecs

    one at a time and click properties and re-number them 1-5 such that they are the default codes. Make a note of the original sequence of priority so you can return to the original later if you want to.

    The audio controller can be further explored by clicking properties. Make sure the device is enabled.
     
  5. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 135

    thanks for the in depth checklist.
    but unfortunately everything is in working order.
    upon boot sometimes i get a CMOS error which after resetting from that i end up in 2004.

    im betting the ole winfast is rooted :haha:
     
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Get a new CMOS battery.
     
  7. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 135

    new one slammed in thanks to a smashed mobo in the shed. still got the problems tho.

    EDIT: i was running the pc 100mhz overclocked for about 2 months might have some bearing on the sound issues after i formatted.
     
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