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sound works in linux but not in windows

By nishdesai95 ·
i bought a new sound card..i inserted it into the pci slot and the computer read it as a pci device and then successfully the driver got installed and the sound worked perfect..i re-installed windows on my computer due to a virus the next day.. i did everything and even installed the sound card driver..and also removed th pci sound card and inserted it again still the computer reads it as a MULTIMEDIA AUDIO CONTROLLER and not as a pci sound card like the previous day...
but when then i was running LINUX li through live cd..miracle! the sound worked fine in linux but then i tried windows..it did not work

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this is really

by .Martin. In reply to sound works in linux but ...

more suited to the Q&A portion of the forum

as for the question: did you make sure to install the correct drivers?

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Repost as 'Q&A'

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to sound works in linux but ...

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:


There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

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But add more information Like for instance the Sound Card in Question, the version of Windows you have installed, when you installed the Sound driver before or after connecting to the Windows Upgrade Servers.

OH and having the Sound Card described as Multimedia Audio Device is perfectly OK till the Sound Driver are correctly installed.


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