sound problem please help!!!!!

By drewallard
Feb 5, 2006
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  1. hi all
    im having problems with sound on my home pc
    it was all ok then i formatted and now i have lost sound alltogether
    i have looked through the boards and have seen many ppl have had the same problem.
    i have lost the plug and play software enumerator........
    now i have seen ppl have put in replys to other ppls requests for help
    but!!!!!!
    i cannot understand how to fix it eg copy and paste some info into ( cmd line ???? where???and then open the allmachine.inf????? again the wat???
    sorry if this is easy to u all but i really dont no a lot wen it comes to these sort of things.
    if someone out there could put the info i need into laymans terms


    thanx

    drew allard :( :( :( :(
  2. seanp789

    seanp789 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 113

    if you reformatted you probably just need to reinstall the sound drivers.

    If you want more help you will need to tell us what version of windows you are using and what sound card you have.
  3. sjps220

    sjps220 Newcomer, in training Posts: 129

    If you are using your motherboards onboard sound, you should go to the motherboards website and download the drivers. If that doesn't work, try to figure out what company makes the onboard sound chip (ie realtek) and go to their website for the drivers.

    If you have a soundcard installed, go to that companies website for the drivers.

    The same thing happened to me a while back with an older computer and it took me a while to figure out. I ended up going to realtek's website and it worked everything out.

    good luck
  4. drewallard

    drewallard Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    reply to above responses

    yeah im running realtek software audio ac'97
    everything is on but not active
    im missing the plug and play enumerator i no i had 1 b4
    i have formatted in the past and been ok
    not sure wat has gone wrong this time???
    just need to understand how to fix it dont understand fix info on replys to ppl with same problem.
    my system info below
    running xp home edition,service pack 2
    system manufacturer award
    system model awrdacpi
    system type x86-based pc
    sepron 2200 prossessor
    256mb ram
    80 gig hard drive


    thanx again drew allard
  5. sjps220

    sjps220 Newcomer, in training Posts: 129

    So if you try to play a cd or mp3 does it show up as playing or does it say there's no audio device?
  6. cookiedude

    cookiedude TechSpot Booster Posts: 227

    Have you tried uninstalling the "audio device" in device manager and then re-installing it via "add new hardware"? Sometimes PCs just feel like being annoying and reinstalling problem devices can then fix said problem.

    If it continues to be a problem i'd suggest buying a soundcard, u can get fairly decent ones for bout £15. Soundcards produce far better results than on-board and tend not to cause so many probs!
  7. drewallard

    drewallard Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    to sjps220

    yeah ive tried unistalling drivers and so on and reinstalling them ive let windows install them to.
    they install and say they are working ok but when i go to use sound on media player it say no audio device active
    on dxdiag it shows no audio device and on device manager it says device working ok but not active !!!!!!
  8. cookiedude

    cookiedude TechSpot Booster Posts: 227

    Does it give you any option to make the sound device active?
  9. drewallard

    drewallard Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    cookie

    no m8 dont give me a option to activate it
    im missing the enumerator i know that but how do i get it back ??#
  10. cookiedude

    cookiedude TechSpot Booster Posts: 227

  11. sjps220

    sjps220 Newcomer, in training Posts: 129

    that's the same thing that happened to me. Try going here: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/dlac97-2.aspx?lineid=5&famid=12&series=8&Software=True
    and downloading the windows xp drivers. There should be a setup.exe file in the zipped folder which is what solved my problems. Give it a shot.
     
  12. drewallard

    drewallard Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    to sjps220

    no joy m8
    in device manager it still says enabled but not started :( :(
  13. drewallard

    drewallard Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    to cookie

    cookie
    that last info seemed to be the right thing but im curently low on finances do u no anywhere i could download those files without charge???
    thanx for all your help on this much appreciated
  14. cookiedude

    cookiedude TechSpot Booster Posts: 227

    I didn't realise they were charging for downloading them!!

    The best option i can suggest is to download via peer-to-peer (BitTorrent, eDonkey, DC++, etc). I've searched edonkey and both files come up.

    Glad i could help
  15. drewallard

    drewallard Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    cookie

    sorry to be a pain but wats edonkey??
  16. cookiedude

    cookiedude TechSpot Booster Posts: 227

    Its a file sharing software, like napster used to be but does any file type not just music.

    Have you heard of Peer-to-Peer file sharing? eDonkey's really easy to use, u just download the software from their website (google search) and install it, then search for the file ur after. If you choose this route make sure you've got decent anti-virus software, just a precaution!
  17. drewallard

    drewallard Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    hi guys

    cookie and co
    i have managed to download swenum.sys
    but cant find swenum.inf could any1 find this for me pleeeeeeeeese
    e-mail.it if u like im useless and u guys rock
    really want sound back loads and loads of music i cant listen to :confused: :confused:
  18. drewallard

    drewallard Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

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