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no sound after reformat win xp

by bently / March 26, 2005 6:57 AM PST

Reformatted and reinstalled Win XP home & sp2.

I have no sound at all.

Thought I had disk of sound card, WRONG disk!!

Can I find the name of the sound card on my computer, so I could try to find drivers online?

Thanks

Ben

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Open the case,
by glb613 / March 26, 2005 7:22 AM PST

look at the card then find the drivers. The name and model number should be printed on the card.

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MSI KM2M All-IN-1 m/b
by bently / March 27, 2005 12:02 AM PST
In reply to: Open the case,

Found receipt for m/b, it is "MSI KM2M All-in-1 XP m/b". Which means the sound card is built in the m/b.

Went to MSI webb site, could not find driver there.

Any suggestions where to get drivers?

Thanks

Ben

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Not the receipt. The board.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2005 12:27 AM PST
In reply to: MSI KM2M All-IN-1 m/b
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did pull cover...
by bently / March 27, 2005 4:09 AM PST

I did pull the cover, both sides.

Back side not visible because of fixed metal bracket, other side of motherboard has everything plugged into it and the only number visible on this side is..."N1996"

Don't want to pull entire mother board, so maybe the store I bought it from will know tomorrow. (Monday)

Thanks

Ben

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Question. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 27, 2005 4:17 AM PST
In reply to: did pull cover...

Are the speakers plugged into the back of the case in an area next to the mouse, keyboard, USB ports? Or are they plugged into and area where the expansion card slots are? If so, you have a PCI (probably) sound card. If so, again, go back in and pull the card out and look at it.

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you could also check out this
by jonah jones / March 27, 2005 4:30 AM PST
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tried pci
by bently / March 27, 2005 12:37 PM PST

Thanks to both of you.

The sound card is attached to the motherboard. This is where the speaker was plugged in before reformat and reinstall.

I do have another speaker plugin on the old PCI modem I was using before I got DSL. I tried pluging in speakers and going thru install with speakers plugged in there. NO JOY!

Tomorrow I will contact computer store where I bought M/B and see about getting a copy of disk that I need.

Thanks a lot for the help.

Ben

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If you can't get this solved
by glb613 / March 27, 2005 6:47 PM PST
In reply to: tried pci

you can always add a sound card. You may need to disable the onboard sound through the BIOS but, that isn't difficult.

FYI, there is a program called Belarc that identifies everything installed on your computer. You could try running it now but it may not identify your onboard sound without the drivers installed. But I would recommend you run it once this is resolved and keep a copy for your records.

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got sound!
by bently / March 29, 2005 7:55 AM PST

Thanks to everybody!

Thanks for Belarc tip glb613 .

In desperation....... I tore my room apart, finally started going thru my CD boxes to see if disk was misfiled.

IT WAS! I found it and now have sound.

Gonna get me a better way of keeping IMPORTANT disks together.

Thanks again everybody.

Ben

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That is what I do
by glb613 / March 29, 2005 7:43 PM PST
In reply to: got sound!

I bought CD cases that I use to store the CDs that came with each of my computers. I also have a CD case I store the installation disks for the peripherals (printer, router, access point, digital camera, etc.) I own and have installed. It makes finding what I need easy. This is especially true when you have a problem. I find being organized saves me time and money.

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(NT) (NT) Organized , whats that? ;^)
by bently / March 30, 2005 12:20 AM PST
In reply to: That is what I do
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