Sound problems.

By JohnnytheGreat
Dec 13, 2006
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  1. Hey guys I was referred to this site and I"m hoping you can help me. I just got a computer that has had little use on it and decided to format it so I put windows XP on it, installed all the correct drivers (Realtek driver for sound) and sound won't work. It says there's no sound driver in the device manager or anywhere. It's a program in the program list but nowhere else. Does anyone know how I could fix this problem?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. mastronaut

    mastronaut TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 185

    Sound Problems

    Try the sound properties located at control panel first then go here:
    http://www.realtek.com.tw/ download the latest driver available, I'm assuming it's an AC97 sound device, then restart computer get into the bios by pressing the 'delete' key as it's booting up, find 'on chip devices' scroll down to sound device and make sure it's enabled. Done. Hope that helps..
  3. JohnnytheGreat

    JohnnytheGreat Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanks a lot for your help, I did get it figured out on my own thankfully. for some reason it wasn't recognizing my soundcard i dont know why..or what. thanks a lot. and oh to the spammer: get a job you filthy scum of the earth
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Lol yeah spammers are really annoying

    If you dont find the realtek driver I have it on my computer ( have the same as you ) and I could just put the attachment ;)
  5. JohnnytheGreat

    JohnnytheGreat Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    nah man thanks but i got it all working, just gotta find the right video driver now.

    thanks a lot for the help guys!
  6. mastronaut

    mastronaut TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 185

    Glad to help out a fellow geek... :D
  7. JohnnytheGreat

    JohnnytheGreat Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    hey man i'm no geek! I have a girlfriend!
  8. mastronaut

    mastronaut TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 185

    Computer geek, it's a term of endearment sorta...
  9. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    That's mean :( :haha:
  10. JohnnytheGreat

    JohnnytheGreat Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    haha I'm actually not that smart with computers, I guess smarter than the average dumb redneck but whatever. I don't know what you have to do to be considered a geek anyway.
  11. mastronaut

    mastronaut TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 185

    If you have a computer and the side is off it your considered a geek, which just means you don't mind figuring out and fixing your own problems.
    I became one when my brother refused to answer his phone when I called with another "how do I do this?" question. You are stage one... :)
     
  12. JohnnytheGreat

    JohnnytheGreat Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  13. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    lol Darth vader :darth:
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