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Cannot detect speakers

by lernet / August 16, 2009 11:54 AM PDT

Hi,

Recently I reinstalled my Windows XP and now, I have problems getting the old machine to detect my speakers. I went to download the driver from Realtek, but each time it tries to install, halfway through, a blue screen will appear and I have to restart the computer. This has happened about 4 or 5 times and I am not sure what is the problem.

I downloaded the EVEREST program and here is the report on the details of my computer.

Computer:
Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name ANONYMOUS
User Name Owner
Date / Time 2009-08-17 / 09:40

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2600 MHz (26 x 100)
Motherboard Name Intel Stoneville D865PESO (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale i865PE
BIOS Type AMI (08/19/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter RADEON 9200 SERIES - Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON 9200 SERIES (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9200 (RV280)
Monitor Philips 104E [14" CRT] (94834082)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Maxtor 4R080L0 (80 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Disk Drive WD 10EACS External USB Device (931 GB, USB)
Optical Drive BENQ DVD DC DW1670 (DVD+R9:8x, DVD-R9:4x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-RAM:5x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:40x/24x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Please advise on what I can do to allow my speakers to work properly. Thank you so much.

lernet

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re: no speakers (sound)
by woodboy / August 16, 2009 12:13 PM PDT
In reply to: Cannot detect speakers

Have you uninstalled the driver from the device manager, restarted the machine and tried to install the driver?

Are the drivers Certified? You should also go to the control panel and remove any sound related driver software that might be present.

Sometimes windows wants to see things the way it wants to see it and you really have to fight with it to see what you want it to see.

Make absolutely certain the drivers you are trying to install are 100% absolutely the right ones for the machine, and if they are the right ones and not certified, then you may have to take the check out of the driver signing tab so that it will warn your only, or it if you prefer, it will allow unsigned drivers.

My guess for you is to remove software first, uninstall the driver in the device manager and then restart the machine.
What is the make and model of your computer?

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Cannot detect speakers
by lernet / August 16, 2009 3:55 PM PDT

Hi, my computer system is Microsoft Windows XP Professional, version 2002, SP 3. It's Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 2.60 GHz.

Does this information help?

lernet

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