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By LordAgular ·
I have a motherboard with an onboard sound card. Windows SP pro does not recognize it and I get the mixer error. I do not know the maker of the board as I bought this computer with no drivers or OS. I am not sure how to solve the porblem since no sound card is listed in my device mananger.

Originally it was supposed to be a media PC, but I do not want to use Media Center OS. Can someone tell me what to do here, as I have no idea. I will answer questions as I recieve them.

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by XT John In reply to Volume control Error

Is the on board audio enabled in the BIOS? That would be the first thing to check. Next, you may have to hunt down the chip on the motherboard itself, and do a Google search for the driver that way. Typically, the chip will say audio somewhere on it. Or by process of elimination, you can rule out the onboard video and others to locate the audio chip.

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by LordAgular In reply to

It taught me something new, thanks for that. But the solution was different. Intel had the driver I needed, thank you though.

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by LordAgular In reply to Volume control Error

I will check that tomorrow morning real fast, it would be great if it was that simple.

I will post if that solves it, thanks for that info.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Volume control Error

Start up the computer and if it throws up a makers Logo switch this off and press the pause button on your keyboard.

On the bottom of the screen will be a BIOS string copy this down and then you can look up the M'Board maker at the following Web Site.

http://tinyurl.com/nl39d

Once you have the Makers name & Model you can go to their site and download the Sound Drivers for this M'Board.

This is not unusual at all as quite a lot of sound cards/chips are not recognised by the Windows installer and you really need the M'Board Drivers to get the best performance out of your system.

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by LordAgular In reply to

Thank you, but that site had no helpful information for me. The solution was found with help from www.driveragent.com and www.intel.com. With a lot of digging I found the solution.

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by LordAgular In reply to Volume control Error

I tried to look at the startup screen, but it speeds through the start up so fast that I can not view the maker if its listed. I guess I am going to have to open it up and see if I can find it on the MOBO itself.

Any ideas where to look?

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by fungus-among-us In reply to Volume control Error

As HAL mentioned, you'll have to use the PAUSE key (pause/break) to freeze the screen so you can see the maufacturer/model/BIOS. If you want to physically inspect the motherboard, go for it. Most manufactureres silkscreen the compnay name as well as the model number right into the board instead of using a sticker (that may fall off). Look around the CPU/Chipset area or around the PCI slots (even in between). Once you find the manufacturer and model, it's just a matter of going to the corporate site and downloading the drivers you need..... assuming the site isn't in Taiwan with a really really slow connection (which is why most of the "better" companies also provide an alternate "western" mirror for downloads/support)

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by LordAgular In reply to

The pause button did not work for me at all. But the name was where I was told. Never heard of a Lakeport. The solution was found with help from www.driveragent.com and www.intel.com. With a lot of digging I found the solution.

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by LordAgular In reply to Volume control Error

Well, I found the info where you said, but the pause idea, never did work. I really had to work to find the stuff I needed and the wevsite that was offered did not help.

www.driveragent.com actually helped me figure it out. It was a matter of actually going to them and scanning my system at the church. I then had to go to intel to find the driver I needed.

Thanks for trying guys, but none of the information provided really pointed me where I needed to go.

The problem is now solved.

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