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No sound from laptop

Hi, I'm looking for some advice!! I recently recovered a laptop from a complete crash by reinstalling Xp!!! Everthing was great until I tried to play a cd in windows media player & I got an err.

When I went to the control panel, it says there's no audio device and for playback no default device.......

I've tried going to both the Acer & Realtek websites to download audio drivers but nothing seem to happen after I unzip the file & install them.

Any suggestions?

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You need an "Install plan."
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Ok

I'm lost now mate!! Tried to install that driver you mentioned but still no go.............

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Try this.

Use Acer's supplied or the Restore Media you made for this machine. Clean installs for laptops are too hard. Use the OS that machine came with.

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Mmmmmm

That's the problem mate, I don't have any of those discs...............

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Acer (all I used)

Also had a recovery from the hard disk option. Use that.

As to no restore media, I can only guess you opted not to maker those. Order them since installing drivers is time consuming and costly. Plus you don't have an install plan that works.
Bob

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It's All Good.......................

Just install the Xp service pack 3 & would you believe it - I now have sound!!! So it's all good mate...............

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