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Windows XP not finding my sound device

by oketedydi / April 12, 2008 2:05 PM PDT

I have recently installed a fresh version of Windows XP. And whenever I try to configure my sound, it says i have NO sound device, I know I have one, I have listented to sound on this computer before, on a previous Windows XP install, but this time Windows is'nt picking it up and I am left soundless. Not sure of the name of the device, cant check on windows because it refuses to recognize it. Anyone know any solutions to this?

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When you did that install,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 12, 2008 5:49 PM PDT

where did you get the drivers from? Microsoft doesn't do drivers very well so we have to find our own.

With retail computers, (OEM from retail shops or direct from manufacturers), the drivers may be held on a separate CD. Otherwise, on a self build you need to find them yourself.

Don't forget it may not just be sound card drivers, but motherboard drivers as well.

Mark

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No idea what my sound card is
by oketedydi / April 12, 2008 7:44 PM PDT

I would just get drivers from a website for my sound device, but im not sure what my sound device is exactly, it is'nt showing up on anything that shows my hardware.

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(NT) Can you share the make, model of the machine?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 12, 2008 10:17 PM PDT

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