If you read http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7587_102-0.html?forumID=69&threadID=271360&messageID=2699006#2699006 you discover that about 10 drivers must be found and the order is very important.
Good evening all! My 14-year-old whiz kid decided that he wanted to "experiment" with Linux, so he downloaded an OS and burned to a disc and installed on our Vista computer. He didn't read all the prompts that told him that it would replace the OS and clear the whole hard drive. So we had a wiped-out computer.
The computer we have, a HP a6000n, did not come with a Vista disc, and obviously we didn't make the set of recovery discs, or we might not be having this problem.
Since we were not in love with Vista anyway, we reinstalled XP. But now, there is no sound. I have tried downloading the driver for the chipset and also the driver from HP for the hard drive firmware. I have tried to update the drivers on all the components listed under "audio", but it found no updates.
When I go to device manager the following items have the yellow question mark:
Other PCI Bridge device
SM Bus controller
The chipset is GeForce 6150SE nforce430 and the sound is integrated, so there is no separate sound card. When you try to run an audio application like itunes, you get something like "itunes has detected an audio configuration problem. Audio/Video files may not run properly." And you can't even run itunes - not even add music to the library or search the store. You can't launch itunes at all. If I try to test it by playing a clip from Amazon.com, it doesn't do anything. It simply doesn't launch anything.
Can anyone help? Do you need anymore info?
Thanks so much!