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Just reformatted my dads computer and now there's no sound!

#1Sephiroth311Posted 12/1/2013 12:23:52 PM
Just so you know its a very old computer running XP service pack 2. The sound card appears to be integrated with the motherboard.

After the reformat pretty much everything sorted itself out apart from the sound, I chucked a couple of disks in that he had lying around and one of them seemed to find the sound card drivers and installed it all so it now tells me it's installed and working but there's still no sound!

I tried googling the sound card but found nothing, it doesn't seem to exist! I did a few windows updates and installed service pack 3 but still nothing, if anything it's caused more problems such as internet slow down!

I've made sure its not muted and the speakers are switched on at max volume. Any more ideas?
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#2WyzeGyePosted 12/1/2013 12:24:51 PM
what's funny is that you expect help yet provide no model numbers whatsoever for either the motherboard or the PC in question.
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#3Sephiroth311(Topic Creator)Posted 12/1/2013 12:27:20 PM
Ill have to post it tomorrow when I go over there again, I can't remember off the top of my head but as I said Google came back with nothing.

I was hoping there might be a few generic things to try
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#4AsucaHayashiPosted 12/1/2013 12:34:57 PM
, I chucked a couple of disks in that he had lying around and one of them seemed to find the sound card drivers

i still have the original driver disc that came with my mobo and use it for both network and sound drivers whenever i install or change xp.

i'm glad windows 7 doesn't need this though so maybe you should make sure it's the disc that came with the computer and not some random one.
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#5WyzeGyePosted 12/1/2013 12:37:24 PM
Sephiroth311 posted...
Ill have to post it tomorrow when I go over there again, I can't remember off the top of my head but as I said Google came back with nothing.

I was hoping there might be a few generic things to try


One thing you could try is refining your google-fu.

I have a hard time believing that google came back with nothing.

anyhow... Get the model numbers and i'll be happy to help you out.
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#6BlueRamzaPosted 12/1/2013 12:38:52 PM
You wrote over the sound driver. Search for the computer model and there should be website on google where you can download the right sound driver.
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#7Sephiroth311(Topic Creator)Posted 12/1/2013 12:40:05 PM
Yeah this is what's annoying me! I have the sound card disk and it's all installed but still nothing!
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#8BlueRamzaPosted 12/1/2013 12:42:21 PM
There should be a model number written somewhere on the tower. You need to google search that model number for sound drivers.
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#9Sephiroth311(Topic Creator)Posted 12/1/2013 12:46:57 PM
I'll have to open the computer up tomorrow and have a look.

When I googled it I just kept getting those generic driver mangers. I found ONE website which had a mention of it but there was no option to download the drivers.

Thanks anyway, I'll repost tomorrow with the model numbers.
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#10Relentless639Posted 12/1/2013 2:26:59 PM
"any more ideas?"
Make sure the sound isn't set to come out of the monitor. I had to do that with mine.