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Sound on Windows XP Pro

By crutchcrutch ·
I recently installed Windows XP Pro nto a Compaq Presario 2100.....I have downloaded and installed new drivers. When I go to BIOS, there is nothing listed for audio....and there are no explanation points or question marks in the device manager. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Also, when I got control panel - sounds and devices - it shows "no audio device", and everythng is greyed out...

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Sound on Windows XP Pro

First, does the machine -have- sound capabilities? Is it on board or a PCI card?
If onboard, is the sound enabled in the BIOS?

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by crutchcrutch In reply to Sound

Yes the cmoputer does have sound capabilities. I have another OS (Ubuntu) installed on the same computer and sound works fine. When I go to BIOS, there is nowhere to enable sound....

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New drivers?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Sound on Windows XP Pro

Did you get them from Compaq or the sound device manufacturer? Did it work before you installed the new drivers? If so, have you tried rolling back to the old drivers?

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by crutchcrutch In reply to New drivers?

I got the new drivers from Compaq. The sound has not worked since i installed XP Pro..

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Look in the BIOS more carefully

by Absolutely In reply to Sound on Windows XP Pro

Or, get the BIOS manual from the manufacturer and read that; there may be a table of contents you can skim to find the sound configuration menu. I have never heard of any onboard sound hardware which doesn't have a BIOS setting to switch on/off.

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by crutchcrutch In reply to Look in the BIOS more car ...

Ok, I will try that...I thought it was a lil strange also that it wasn't there.

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