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Xp sound driver

by vincentapa89 / July 18, 2007 3:54 AM PDT

i have had vista for a while and it seem to be that everytime i install windows xp i get no sound where as to the vista there is sound. i have koss speakers i already tried looking for the dirvers on the site they dont have any .. does anyone know where i can find a driver that will work with xp so i can get my sound going? when i go to control panel and go to sounds i can click on anything and it says no sound device.. can someone please help its rele pissing me off lol..?

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Is this Vista or XP?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 18, 2007 4:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Xp sound driver

Your post is confusing.

Does this computer now have Vista or does it have XP?

I also don't understand this; "I have had Vista for a while and every time I install XP". So, what are you doing, installing Vista over XP, or downgrading from Vista to XP?

Speakers do not need drivers, but your sound card does. What sound card do you have? If you are not sure, check the Device Manager.


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this is for xp
by vincentapa89 / July 18, 2007 7:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Is this Vista or XP?

i had vista but some stupid product key keeps coming up and i always have to re install vista so i would rather have Xp in now xp is installed but no sound

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If you formatted the drive. . .
by Coryphaeus / July 18, 2007 8:06 AM PDT
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to install XP you lost everything. You still need the drivers for the sound card or the motherboard drivers if the sound is integrated. XP has no drivers.

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by vincentapa89 / July 18, 2007 9:48 AM PDT

i have no clue what sound car i have i think t intergrated in the mother board the computer i have is a compaq presario SR2150NX. would that be any help in finding the sound card driver or even if its intergrated on the motherboard?

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It's probably integrated. . .
by Coryphaeus / July 18, 2007 10:53 AM PDT
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Compac is not in the habit of putting sound cards in. A sound card is an extra PCI card with jacks like those on the mother board. It will be visible in the back of the PC, look for the parallel slots that look like they can be removed. An integrated sound card will have speaker jacks on the mother board close to the mouse, keyboard, printer, etc. ports on the back of the PC. Go to the Compaq web site and look for support for that PC. Sound drivers and others will be listed and available for download.

You also might download and install Belarc Advisor (Google it) and it will tell you the specific sound device. It'll be listed under the Multimedia heading. It'll tell you if the sound is integrated and the specific model. You can then get the specific drivers from Compaq.

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I have the same problem, different computer brand
by kemlert / November 9, 2007 3:07 AM PST

My aunt could not deal with vista's problems, therefore, I formatted the drive and installed Windows sound!!

I have been searching for sound drivers....

Do you or anyone know what drivers I could use and where to find them?

The speakers don't have a logo on it. The items in the device manager that can not find drivers are:

PCI simple communication controller
Legacy (something)
PCI controller?
audio codec
unknown device
ethernet adapter?

Don't know if that helps....I thought maybe Legacy was the audio controller....

Help Please!

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And BEFORE You Downgraded, Did You??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 10, 2007 3:37 AM PST

..write down all the device and driver names/versions for each of those items.. Did you also install the other drivers for your XP installation... Chipset/motherboard drivers, graphics drivers, ethernet drivers, etc. ?? It's not always easy to help when we have so little information.. Which computer brand name? Which model number?

If you'd like to read more information about downgrading from Vista, the Vista forum has quite a few threads about it, including the one below. There's a lot of information in the thread so take some time to read each post.:

Hope this helps.


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Sound Driver for Compaq Presario sr2150nx
by utahpix / March 3, 2008 5:15 AM PST
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