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XP **** No Sound

By lylsiem ·
After countless attempts to repair XP with Ghost, nothing worked. I then formatted and installed a complete fresh XP. After clicking Esc every 30 sec because of file cannot load, I got XP up and running.

Problem is, there is no sound, just system beeps.
1) I downloaded the Realtech Ac 97 file from the site, did not work.
2) I checked system.svs under start, it says its running.
3) There are no yellow explanation marks under device manager
4) All drivers claim to be working properly.
5) There are no active mixers when sound is clicked.
6) I tried the recovery disk that came with the system, did not work.
7) I tried the Intel Chipset download but could not complete.
Sound is an onboard Realtek AC'97 Audio and a
Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver
9) Retrieved all info on system from Belarc.

Board: Intel Corporation D845GVFN AAC77641-104
Serial Number: FCFN53402209
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. FN84510A.86A.0023.P07.0508282002 08/28/2005

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What - no mention of the previous posts??...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to XP **** No Sound

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=274518

I suggest your current problem is partly related to your previous postings.

I am particularly concerned about your comments that you repeatedly bypassed errors where files could not load, to finally arrive at an 'full' installation. Clearly your current problem hinges on all the files that never loaded.

Which files did you skip over? It's all in the detail!

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Well

by lylsiem In reply to What - no mention of the ...

There seemed to be no possible configuration to get the Ghost copied to work until I downloaded a free program that operated in DOS to select which drive to boot from. This was only a trial and I cant remember the name of it. While I finally got the copied drive to work, I decided to install a fresh XP on the old 80gig drive because the copied version was very slow. After installing the new XP, the Ghost version became corrupt and unusable, similar to Safemode but sound still worked. The Ghost image became the C: drive for some reason after installing the new XP, which became . Thats why I formatted the Ghost version and just reinstalled XP from scratch on the smaller drive. I have done reinstalls many times in the past but never with this much trouble. I wish I could say that previous posts helped but in my case they didnt and the answers were very good.

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Q. Is Your Windows XP disk a copy OR original?.

If your Windows Xp disk is a copy then it is not surprising it does not work (if it was not copied correctly).
As with Ghost, i would not use it. I would just back up my data/files to another hdd and just install the operating system. :)

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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XP

by lylsiem In reply to Q. Is Your Windows XP dis ...

I do have the original SP2 disc with serial. This is the second time around installing XP fresh, the first time it changed the drive from C: to so I formatted and tried again and it worked but no sound.

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Ok, so you have it working.

As for sound, do you have your motherboard drivers disk at hand?.
if so then put this in and install all of the drivers, this will include the sound system that your are looking for.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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Tried that

by lylsiem In reply to Ok, so you have it workin ...

As for my original post, I tried everything. The chipset could not complete for some reason and sound drivers have been installed from the disk as well as the website. There must be some way. Everything on the system shows that the drivers and sound devices work. When I open volume control, it says there are no active mixer devices available.

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Hold on here, if there is anything wromg with the Chipset.

Then you will need to find out by looking at your motherboard. If your Chipset is up the creak then it is not surprising that your Ghost does not work, or your fresh install. How long have you had this motherboard/computer?.
You might need to buy a new motherboard and then just drop/place everything on to this motherboard and away you go.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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Try here for your Intel chipset drivers ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to XP **** No Sound

http://driverscollection.com/?H=D845GVFN&By=INTEL

You are wasting your time fiddling with sound drivers until your chipset drivers are intact.

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No Go

by lylsiem In reply to Try here for your Intel c ...

Tried the chipset and sound driver. It should be easy like that since my other Ghost copy had sound but its now gone. Maybe something on the XP disk did not load the ability to execute the drivers. I did say that I was always pressing Esc to continue installation because there was so many things that could not load. I tried a different XP disk with SP3 but my serial number didnt work. I guess because mine is SP2. Maybe a program to fill in the gaps on the disk?? I dont know what to do.

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Guess what - I already told you all this .

by OldER Mycroft In reply to No Go

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-7343-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=275477&messageID=2610449

"..I am particularly concerned about your comments that you repeatedly bypassed errors where files could not load, to finally arrive at an 'full' installation. Clearly your current problem hinges on all the files that never loaded.

Which files did you skip over? It's all in the detail! .."


You never answered my questions then, but now you're expecting me to tell you the answer now?

As I intitially said, if you kept pressing 'Esc' then you don't have a complete install of XP. Any rescue attempt from here on in is pointless.

I, for one, only have experience of solving problems with Windows XP & Windows XP Pro - I have no idea what operating system you are running since there are untold components missing.

I suggest you cut your losses, stop wasting your own time, and **** this bogus installation away.

There's always the possibility that your hard drive is corrupt and on its last legs.

You ought to reinstall XP until you have a working install, then install the chipset drivers, then install the sound drivers, then update your install, then see how you go. :)

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