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Help lost sound with graphic card install

I need help. I enstalled a GEForce 210 512MB DDR2 PCIe2.0. System HP Media CenterXP a1510 desktop, 3GB RAM, AMD Athlon 3800+. Just wanted to improve the graphics over the onboard system graphics. New graphics is great improvement but now Windows XP is giving me the message "No Audio Device". I use earphones to listen to and copy movies, music, etc. Now silence. Went to HP site and the recommendations got me no-thing! Help because all HP has is pc may need repair! Sad

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First some simple things to try...

Are you sure your speakers are plugged in?

Are you sure your headphones are functioning?

Are they plugged into the "typically" light green jack on your sound port?

If so...

Are you sure you didn't mute something? Go to the little speaker icon in the task bar in the lower right corner. Right click and a menu pops up. Choose "Open Volume Control". See if "Line In" is muted, if so, un-check the box. Make sure Volume is not at the bottom as well.


Go back to the speaker icon in the task bar ...
Right click and a menu pops up. Choose "Adjust Audio Properties".

You will get a box with options, click on the "Audio" tab. There you have a default device and a drop down box. I am not completely familiar with the model of card you are using but as with other cards, Windows can change the default device value when installing a new g-card.
When looking in the default device tab, how many options do you have? I would guess at least 2. If so, you will have to choose a different device, apply it, restart the pc if need be.

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Help lost sound with graphic card install

Thanks comic fan. My task bar didn't have the speaker icon. HP had me going into the Device Manager and BIOS to fix the problem. In frustration I went out and got a sound card at that didn't even work at first. Just logged on and the new sound card has over ridden the onboard sound. Now I am in PC bliss!my sound is working again. Your input was sound and was part of the things I tried to get the sound working. Thanks again for the help.

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Glad you have it working, can't enjoy a pc without sound for sure. Wink

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That is good that you can listen to sounds right now. Happy

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