Sound help please

By serpico.2
Jun 11, 2008
  1. About three weeks ago I performed a full system recovery. After the recovery was complete I discovered that I had no sound, not even system sounds, from the rear audio outputs. The front headphone jack works with both my stereo speakers and with the front speakers of my 5.1 surround. I have been having this problem for three weeks and I have been searching for a solution to this problem on this forum and many others and I still have not found a solution that works for my particular situation. I have uninstalled/reinstalled drivers, updated drivers, updating chipset driver, multiple reformats, checked bios settings etc. but still no sound from the rear outputs. I am considering purchasing another sound card but I don't have any available pci slots. This is really frustrating and I am about to toss the whole computer off a bridge so any insight would be helpful.
    The onboard sound card is the infamous ac97 (realtek high definition audio driver)
    I am no expert so here is some information that may or may not be useful in finding a solution. Let me know if you need more. Thanks.

    Field Value
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name MYHOMETHEATRE (MyHomeTheatre)
    User Name HP_Administrator

    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 630, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
    Motherboard Name Asus PTGD1-LA (3 PCI, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN, IEEE-1394)
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Grantsdale-G i915GV
    System Memory 3063 MB
    BIOS Type AMI (03/10/05)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Video Adapter Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator Intel GMA 900
    Monitor HP F1503 [15" LCD] (CNK435097L)

    Audio Adapter Intel 82801FB ICH6 - High Definition Audio Controller [B-1]

    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651
    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
    Disk Drive Maxtor 6B200M0 (200 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
    Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Seagate FreeAgent Pro USB Device (298 GB, USB)
    Optical Drive ASUS CD-S480/A5 (48x CD-ROM)
    Optical Drive HP DVD Writer 640c (DVD+R9:2.4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:40x/24x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    C: (NTFS) 181410 MB (168712 MB free)
    D: (FAT32) 9343 MB (3093 MB free)
    K: (NTFS) 305242 MB (65174 MB free)
    Total Size 484.4 GB (231.4 GB free)

    Keyboard HP PS2 Keyboard (2K - 3)
    Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

    Network Adapter Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter (

    Printer Fax
    Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
    USB2 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-1]
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
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