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sound card not working on xp installation

Discussion in 'Software' started by dexter7, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. dexter7

    dexter7 New Member

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    hi
    i have just re installed xp pro after having a virus.i seem to have no sound the troubleshooter says the sound card is working and i have the right drivers.this happened last time i re installed xp.i swopped the sound card into another pci slot and set it up and it worked great.i really dont want to swop it back again to get it working.is there some settigs i can change?
    thanks for any help
     
  2. Sparky
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    What kinda sound card is it mate?
     
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  3. asje1

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    Try re-installing the driver or check for the lastest driver version?
     
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    The PCI slot you mentioned is probably on another pc and the sound card worked there. Guess you have to verify that the PCI slot on your machine is actually in good working condition. Also try re-installing the drivers for that sound card.
     
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  5. grim

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    uninstall the card and shutdown
    remove it and restart
    shutdown and install card
    restart, when it recognises the new hardware, install it

    also check speakers/headphone are plugged in and turned up. also check you havent plugged them into the onboard sound (ive done that before :oops:)
    check volumes and sound settings and correct hardware is selected in control panel etc

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  6. Leehaa

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    Might it be an IRQ conflict? with something else that is onboard.

    That would explain why you had to move it to a different PCI slot last time.

    And last time, did you notice that anything else was behaving strangely / stopped working?
     
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    wouldn't it say that in the device manager ?

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    What they said :D
     
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    I'm sure I once had a colleague say one of the conflicting devices did not not show up in the hardware list in device manager...so device manager looked all fine and dandy, but really there was a hidden conflict...

    (this is how rumours start :oops: )
     
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  11. greenbrucelee
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    I have had this before but was a long time ago, it was with my 486dx and was a soundblaster16 conflicting with something else (can't remember what).
     
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  12. hbroomhall

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    Try reinstalling the chipset drivers. On many motherboards the sound system won't work if those are damaged/missing.

    Harry.
     
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