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no audio device

hi everyone,

i recently installed windows xp home and s.p.2
now i get an error message when i try to play a cd
telling me i don't have an audio device or my hardware is not responding.

i have intel i845 1.7g, direx9.0
any info is great.

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Cayote, Try Installing An Updated Audio Driver..

Find your audio card's manufacturer by checking the Device Manger/Sound, Video and Game Controllers section. Then visit the audio manufacturer's website and download a driver which is current and supported for XP SP2.

Hope this helps.


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no audio device

hi all,

thanks for the fast reply,now i know, i don't have a seperate sound card. would my audio be coming from onboard soundcard on my motherboard or my modem.

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Cayote, Even An Onboard Sound Card Has Drivers..

Go into Device Manager, find the manufacturer's name, version number, etc. for the sound device. You can still install the updated drivers.

On Windows XP, the sound device can be found by RIGHT clicking on "My Computer", choose "Properties", then click on the "Hardware" tab, then click on the "Device Manager" tab. When the Device Manager opens, click on the + sign next to "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers". There may be a number of devices listed, but find the one specific to an "audio device". RIGHT click on that device listing, choose "Properties". When that opens, click on the "Driver" tab and write down the manufacturer/provider's name, the version number and the date...Now visit the manufacturer's website and see it there is a Windows XP compatible driver.

Remember, if you've got an old sound device or motherboard, there IS a possibility that you won't find one. Not all old sound devices are compatible with XP.

Hope this helps.


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Go to your manufacturer's

web site and download the drivers for your sound card. A list of drivers should be listed under support for your model number. While you are there, download any other drivers you might need.

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