No audio

By BlobBob
Jul 7, 2007
  1. My computer is kind of old and I just formatted it. I'm assuming I need to get the drivers and I already went to the intel site and downloaded the chipset driver (unless they have multiple downloads in which case I only did one of them). I'm not sure if this is enough information. Thanks for the help! And if that's not enough, tell me asap. Thanks!

    Motherboard Name Intel Pendleton 2 D845EPT2
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale i845E

    AC'97 Audio Controller
    Audio Controller Type Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4
    Codec Name Analog Devices AD1981A
    Codec ID 41445372h

    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2

    Oh, it's an intergraded sound card.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    You need to go to the manufacturer of your hard drive, or use a detector such as Belarc Advisor, SysSpecs, or Everest... among others.
    There you will find the drivers you need for audio. Download and install per directions. You may need to go to Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager to see all your drivers. You will need to remove the audio drivers (if found there) AFTER you have downloaded their replacements from the motherboard manufacturer.
    You can also download the audio drivers from the website of the provider detected with Belarc or Everest.
    The AC'07 drivers are very good, and yet very simple. Once you have them installed, your sound should work.
  3. BlobBob

    BlobBob TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help ray. I downloaded and ran Belarc Advisor and clicked the link to my manufacturer that lead me to a bunch of driver installations [I have a Dell].
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