General discussion

no speakers

I had to do a complete re-installation of win XP and now my speakers didnt seem to get installed. no speaker icon in the tray and I get the msg "no sound devices installed on this computer. How do you "install" speakers? thanks in advance

Discussion is locked
Reply to: no speakers
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: no speakers
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
- Collapse -
Re:no speakers. Did you install sound drivers?

Microsoft doesn't do this for us. I'd offer more, but you didn't tell the make/model of the sound card.


- Collapse -
Re:no speakers

You don't install speakers. You can however install a sound card. You should have a resourse CD that contains the drivers for your card. Check the device manager and see if you have a yellow mark next to your sound card. If so, the card is not working properly. You will need to install it.

CNET Forums