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HP-Pavillion a1430n sound problems in WindowsXP media 2005

by najiahassan / September 3, 2008 5:44 PM PDT

Hi everyone.I have a HP Pavillion a1430n with sound problems under Windows XP media center edition 2005.I need help because like 2 weeks ago I turned on my computer and their was no volume where the volume box used to be.Whenever I try to raise the volume nothing shows for volume.My computer seems to have lost it's sound.I was wondering is there a place that I can go to downlad a sound card for my specific type of computer, which is now 3 yrs. old.Thank u guy's I really appreciate ur help.

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2008 10:03 PM PDT

Drivers are at

Also, the usual fixes are not drivers but System Restore to when it worked. This is exactly what System Restore is good for and saves you a few months of effort.

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just sharing reply
by najiahassan / September 9, 2008 4:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Just sharing.

thank u i tried all that u said and it still doesn't work but does that mean i have to get a sound card because there is still no noise coming out of my computer?

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There are usually a few outcomes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 9, 2008 9:31 PM PDT
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The owner tries drivers from for their machine or finds some mute or speaker setting that was changed. Or they reload the OS since they can't find where the change was. They usually have to reload every year as what happened happens again.

The new sound card is a good idea since its cheap and easy. We disable the onboard sound in the BIOS, add the card per its instruction and move the speakers over to that card.

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