Speakers and Sound Problem, Please Help!

By flsportfan
Jul 24, 2006
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  1. I have Altec Lansing VS-3151 speakers to go along with my Compaq 7500 than runs on Windows XP. When I recently turned on my computer a window popped up that said new hardware was found. I ignored it and later found out that my there was no sound coming from my speakers and songs would not play. But when I finally paid attention to the window that said new hardware was found, it stated I need to have the disc that came with the speakers to complete the installation. But I don't have the disc, so is there anyway of installing my speakers without having the CD that came with the speakers. I'd appreciate any help if possible.
  2. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie Newcomer, in training Posts: 278

    Try downloading drivers off their website.
  3. flsportfan

    flsportfan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks, but they don't offer anything to download on their website. They just advertise.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your speakers don`t come with or need a cd.

    See HERE

    You probably just need to reinstall your soundcard drivers.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  5. flsportfan

    flsportfan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thank you, but I don't know a lot about these things. How do I reinstall my soundcard drivers?
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    You can get your sound drivers from the Compaq website HERE

    Regards Howard :)
  7. flsportfan

    flsportfan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks, they are working now!
  8. geneoice

    geneoice Newcomer, in training

    how do you find out what kind of sound card you have on your computer?
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    If you have an oem computer such as Dell/HP/Gatway etc, the chances are you`ve got onbord sound, in which case you can get the sound drivers from your computer manufacturers website.

    If you`ve got a custom built computer, you need to find out if your using onboard sound, or a separate soundcard. If it tuns out you`ve got onboard sound, then you can get the drivers from you mobo(motherboard) manufacturers website. If it`s a separate sound card, then you need to go to your soundcard manufacurers website for the drivers.

    The free Everest programme will give you lots of info for your system. You can get it from HERE.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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