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No audio after reformatting

By firebug0114 · 40 replies
Feb 5, 2008
  1. firebug0114

    firebug0114 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    thanks, i ran the nero clean tool and was able to uninstall it (nero). and i attempted to install again. whola! its a success!! hehe. thanks once again. again another tiny problem, pls bear with me. is there a problem with my motherboard, cause everytime i swtich on on my cpu, there is a time when it restarts back? sometimes it keeps on restarting, and im a bit worried. what seem to be the problem?
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    My suggestion: zero fill and unconditional format.

    Then reload.
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    If it's happening before Windows starts loading (really just the first few seconds) then yes it is probably hardware related. Most likely CPU over heating.

    You may want to try:
    • Remove all internal dust
    • Reseat the CPU HeatSink (critical, requires a thin layer of thermal paste)
    • Run Memtest
    • Check all internal cables and connections
    • Confirm internal fans clean, and not obstructed
    • Remove any not required addon PCI cards (ie dial-up modem)
    If this happens after Windows starts booting
    • Click on Start-->Control Panel-->System
    • Click on Advanced tab
    • Click on Settings under Startup and Recovery (the bottom one!)
    • Deselect Automatically Restart
    • Click Apply-->OK
    You may want to check your Event Viewer:
    • Click on Start-->Control Panel-->Administrative Tools-->Event Viewer
    • Go through the events, and check for anything at the time of crash
    • You can also right click on each LHS heading and select Clear-->No to save
      This will allow you to have a clean Event Viewer until the next event happens.

    (lol Zero fill (takes ages :) )
  4. firebug0114

    firebug0114 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    hi there again kimsland, you seem to know just anything about computers, may i ask what causes this problem, after i deselected automatically restart, it seemed okay after i turned it on, but then suddenly a blurry, bluish screen appears after windows has started up. and then there is nothing. i restarted over and over again for 4 times i think before the windows start menus finally appeared. is just my monitor? something wrong with the connections? or is it something else? thanks in advance
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524



    Please select Safe mode when starting.
    That is repeatively press F8 key just before Windows begins the process of starting.

    If you get into safe mode, do this:

    Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer
    • Open My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
    • Click Properties, and then click Tools.
    • Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed
    Use one of the following procedures:
    • • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
    • • To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box, and then click Start. (tick)
    • • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box.

    Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
    Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

    Wait until Chkdsk finishes Checking / Repairing any faults
    Windows will then either restart your computer or continue loading Normally.
    If you cannot get to Safe Mode

    Try VGA only (part of the Safe mode menu's) - I've forgotten the name!

    Last option is Memtest (well I did mention that already)

    Actually there's a whole bunch more options really
  6. firebug0114

    firebug0114 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    super genius kims. hehe well i did not bother going the tedious process of going the safe mode process to check my disk for bad sectors and fix. i remember i have tune up utilities that does diskchecking itself, and so i ran it. and so far, my pc is starting up fine. thanks for the advice again. more power!
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Please kick your computer to break it again, because I like those comments !!
    maybe don't
  8. firebug0114

    firebug0114 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    problem with starting up

    hi guys, can you tell me what to do with my problem? after switch on my computer, it boots up the windows xp system just fine, but after it fails to show desktop menus, only shows blank screen on my monitor. i have to restart it once again, and if by any luck it will load up okay, but in some times i have to restart it over and over again till the windows desktop menus show on my screen. whats causing this problem?? and what must i do??
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Do the CheckDisk again

    And because you clean installed not long ago, this may be a CPU issue (ie Ram was tested OK)

    Do you know how to re-thermal paste your CPU and remount it?
  10. firebug0114

    firebug0114 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    duh! dunno how to do that thing kims. guess professional help should be sought?
  11. firebug0114

    firebug0114 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    help, spyware is on my pc. how can i remove this. i ran spyware doctor but it is still on my pc. it is interferring with my desktop wallpaper. everytime i try to change my wallpaper, it keeps on coming back. how can i delete this wallpaper?
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  13. fourluvz

    fourluvz TS Rookie

    Hi, I don't know if I am posting right, new at this. Just erased the old stuff on my hard drive, and installed windows xp home edition. I have no audio, and in control panel it says " no audio device" . I have an Intel D945PSN with Sigmatel STAC9200 sound card.... i HAVE TRIED FINDING THE RIGHT AUDIO DRIVERS FOR MY COMPUTER AUDIO, BUT HAVE FAILED!!!! I have been working on this for a while...ANY advice would be great! I found this this wonderful TECHSPOT surfing the web for answers....thank you...
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    No sadly.

    You need to create a new thread by clicking on this link: https://www.techspot.com/vb/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=23

    Ideally state what computer make and model you have as well

    Do Not reply to this thread just do the above (and no capitals too :) )
  15. firebug0114

    firebug0114 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    whats wrong with my pc? this problem just came about maybe 2 weeks ago.. after maybe 4 hours of using it it suddnely crashes down. but i dont know if what is really happening. my audios are still running and maybe all the programs. but this is what appears on my monitor.

    a problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer. bla bla bla. . . ans then at the end of the message is this>>>>>>>>beggining dump of physical memory
    physical memory dump has been complete
    contact your systemadministrator for further assistance...
    what i do is i restart my pc. and then it s okay again. this happens every time now. whats causing this?? and what should be done??
  16. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    firebug0114 this is a thread created by you, regarding "No audio after reformatting"
    This thread is also in the forum: Audio and Video

    You will need to create a new thread in Windows OS , actually HERE's the direct link for that.

    In creating the new thead you may want to attach some recent MiniDumps from c:\windows\minidump

    This thread, we are in, is obviously solved, and only left open for others to reference it, or make further comment relevant to the original error.
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