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W indows XP Home Edition

By isvosbury ·
I recently reformatted a friend's hard drive after she discovered a virus. I loaded another
edition of XP home other than what the computer originally came with. All appeared to work properly, except no sound from her speakers. The system information recognizes the sound card and appropriate files associated with it. Since it was XP before, and is still XP now, shouldn't the driver information be the same. Will my installation CD have the information on it to recognize the sound card again? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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by BlitzSonik In reply to W indows XP Home Edition

in a perfect world: Yes. That being said, we do not live in a perfect world. All of the file needed to load windows will be the same between disks, HOWEVER; if her computer came pre-loaded with Windows from the manufacture, then your XP cd will not contain the manufacture specific drivers needed to properly run the hardware.

I suggest one of two things. Either re-load XP with her original disk or, if you cannot locate it, go to the manufacturer's website and get the driver from there. Most manufacturers post their drivers on their websites and you can also find them in other places. Once you know who made the sound card and which model it is, then you can search the web for drivers.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the advice. I sort of knew that I would have to do that, but I wasn't 100% sure. I'll take the advice and go on-line to search for a suitable driver.

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