My soundcard died!

By lucyd
Jul 5, 2007
  1. Hi! I have a problem with my sound... it used to work fine then suddenly it stopped working. It says there is no audio/ sound device installed. Does this mean my sound card is broken or has managed to uninstall itself? My details are: (I'm probs giving way more than you need but I wasn't sure!)

    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name LUCY
    System Manufacturer Elitegroup Co.
    System Model ECS G553
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1500 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 080010, 5/12/2004
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
    User Name LUCY\excel
    Time Zone New Zealand Standard Time
    Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 181.54 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 1.20 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    If you could help at all I would be very grateful! Thanks
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    it would be good if u could give us what sound card u have, or if the sound card is integrated what mb is in the computer. but I am going to say reinstall the drivers.
  3. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    I agree with the above.
    Look in Device manager,and unistall any sound devices,if there.

    then,If it`s onboard sound just restart the computer,or if you have a
    driver cd,use that.

    Also check sound card hasn`t worked loose,if you have external card.
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