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By vf2002 ·
hello. i just recently formated my harddrive but i cannot, for the life of me, get my sound installed. so i'm thinking that maybe i'm not installing it right cause i still can't get any sound on my system.

can someone please give me the steps to installing the sound back on a computer. mind you i'm not a computer expert but i am trying the best that i can to get this problem solved. anyones' help sure would be appreciated. thanx. :)

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by Brent T In reply to sound

Hello

Sound Cards are always one of the painful things you have to deal with when you setup your PC. The best advice I can give you is to make sure you are using the correct drivers for your sound card, depending on the type of PC you have it may have been an OEM type of card, (AST used to do this allot). Allot of times the Microsoft Drivers will not do the trick when it comes to sound cards. Identify the type / Model of the sound card you have, and look for the latest driver for your operating system, or go to your manufacturers site to see if they have the drivers listed. I will do some checking if you list the OS you have and the type/model of the soundcard.

Cheers
Brent T

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by vf2002 In reply to sound

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by TheChas In reply to sound

You need to install numerous drivers as part of installing Windows.
Depending on the version of Windows, the default Windows drivers may do the job.

When I setup a W98 or 95 machine, I install the following drivers in sequence;
Chipset (get this from the motherboard/system or chipset mfg)
DirectX (you get this from Microsoft. Many video and sound card driver CDs also have a version of DirectX on them)
Video card driver (get the latest from their website)
Monitor (if it requires a special driver)
Soundcard (you can usually get them from the card mfg, or chipset mfg)
Modem (use the latest)
Any other connected device.

Folr help identifying, locating, and installing drivers, go to www.driverguide.com
They can take you step by step through the process.

Chas

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by pgcarter In reply to sound

Ok, first check the device manager to see if the sound card is even being recognized by the OS. If not, that's a problem, a possable soloution is as above make sure you have the drivers. ( you did not mention a description of the computer so I haveno way of telling whether or not the card is plug and play. If the card is listed in the device manager(control panel>system>device manager) there is probably a flag next to it, red or yellow, meaning either a conflict with another device or the drivers are not installed. Click the flaged parts and select properties to see which. Most sound cards use standard irq, dma, i/o specs, so I doubt this. Most likely you will have to open the case look at the card and find the correct drivers using part number manufacturer, and so on. Hope this helps. If it is a conflict you may have to jugle the rescourses it or the conflicting device use.

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by debbie In reply to sound

I just had someone lose their sound on a newer HP and it was a simple fix of enabling (no idea how it became disabled...) the audio codec in the system bios.

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