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My windows 7-32bit desktop won't detect soundcard, help

by mansorzack / November 9, 2012 5:20 AM PST

so, my dad, who's quite a computer illiterate, asked me to bring back the sound on his computer. Months ago, we upgraded it from windows xp to windows 7 ultimate and everything worked fine until a few weeks ago when the speakers stopped producing any sound.

So what I did was check the device manager and saw that a Multimedia Audio Controller didn't have appropriate drivers. Went to download the driver by myself as Windows Update couldn't find anything. Installed it, rebooted but nothing worked. So I opened up the case and checked out the sound card but it looked intact. Rebooted right after, still the same thing but now to speakers produce static in place of 'normal' sounds. Help me, what do I do?

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Re: soundcard
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 9, 2012 5:26 AM PST
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Great suggestion
by mansorzack / November 9, 2012 5:38 AM PST
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Thanks for the reply, but my dad is really tight on these dollars, am I'm still in high school. I guess I'll just have to mow the neighbours' lawns for a while.
Thanks again.

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Re: a few dollars
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 9, 2012 6:02 AM PST
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Did you check the link? I see them for USD 2.58 and USD 2.69. So it's really only a few dollars.
Much cheaper than the upgrade from XP to Windows 7 Ultimate.


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by pgc3 / November 9, 2012 11:46 AM PST
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Sounds odd if everything was normal and then the audio disappeared. Do you not have the Win 7 disk? If this happened suddenly you could try to do a roll back to an earlier time to see if it MIGHT bring it back if something in the system created the issue. There are driver downloads online (audio) one specific would be Realtek AC-97 for Win 7. As I said, IF this happened suddenly I'd try to do the roll back to see if that might not do the trick.

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