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Have speakers but no sound; drivers maybe? [Solved]

kory - Latest answer on Jul 31, 2011 11:22PM
Hello,
I have just recently installed Windows XP Pro again in order to wipe my hard drive because of a bad virus. Everything is working fine except for my sound. For some reason the computer doesn't detect, respond to, or work with my speakers some how. I think it might have something to do with drivers but I'm not sure. My speakers are "Multimedia Speaker System" just some run of the mill computer speakers. If anyone has any idea why this could be happening please help.
Thank you,
Kory
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The fine way to get ur drivers : go to http://support.euro.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=uk&cs=endhs1&l=en&s=dhs

Click Enter a tag. (If u don't know ur Service tag click How do I find my srvice tag ?)
Enter ur Service Tag, then click Go.
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what operating system are you running from also if you highlight my computer go on to properites then hardware then device manager then look if somthing is alerted which usually has a yellow warning sign next to it
Thankful Dude- Nov 1, 2009 10:19PM
Thank you! I was ready to try hitting my computer with a hammer when I stumbled across your reply. I followed your instructions and had my new driver update in >1minute.
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benneh- Apr 9, 2010 05:23PM
i have formatted my computer but sound is not working
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I have had the same problem as many posting here (no audio ever since reinstalling my OS) so I gave the Driver Detective (link provided in previous post) a try. While the application is handy, frankly I found it a waste of money. I guess it's nice that it tells you which devices have no drivers or those that are out of date, but the downloads they provided for me were not even compatible with my computer or OS, so they were useless. Next, I went to the support site for my computer manufacturer (Dell, in my case), clicked on the "Drivers" link, and it walked me through the process of downloading the needed drivers to restore my audio (it has every major category of drivers broken down for you). It even helps you determine which drivers are specifically compatible to your model of computer. My audio works great now! I only wish I now had my 30 bucks back from Driver Detective.
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Hello,

When u install (or re-install) ur OS u have to install ur Audio card again.

U'll find the pilot for that on the MB CD if u have yet it.
Otherwise u have to download this pilot from the Web site of the PC maker. Or from the Web site of of the MB maker if the PC is a no-name one.
britt- Sep 24, 2008 09:18PM
i have an mdg computer and cant find the driver on the website anywhere is there anywhere else i can download it???
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Smiley- Jan 17, 2009 11:10PM
Hey..
What`s the Driver Card?
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hey, guys. there are a prb to me. when i'm instaling sound driver ( i downloaded it from net) there some probs, during the instalation. it appeared a talbe with announce that this driver isn't pass testing xp logo, or the driver is not compatibility with xp. i don't know what to do... how i know why my windows not allowed to install it?
plz help to this girl who wanna know ;) thnx guys a lot..
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my desktop computer name is dell. computer working well but sound driver is missing please check my computer and install sound driver.
jmp59 28717Posts mercredi 9 juin 2004Registration date ContributorStatus April 14, 2015Last seen - Jan 19, 2009 07:08AM
Tell ur Service Tag http://support.euro.dell.com/...
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this is specific to realtek hd howver the theories might apply. try it out

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=148318

good luck :D
cny- Dec 14, 2009 01:12PM
Ive formatted my computer because of some virus problems and now the sound has gone.. i dont hav any sounds drivers or any installation cd's with me .. I use creative 1.4 2006 edition spakers.. Ive tried playin songs on windows media player but it says .. there are no soud drivers installed in your system or there may be some other program wich is using it.. i need help.. please reply fast ..
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my speakers are good but the is out
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same problem too,I reinstalled XP again cos of a virus.Everything works fine but not the sound.I have logitech speakers(no USB cable)I need help
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After re-installing Windows u must re-intall ur sound card.
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Hello,

U"ll find the driver u need here http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/desktop/aspire_t300.html
yasar ali- May 21, 2010 09:12AM
hay am yas
am having a problam
a have put in windows xp
an ma sound stop workin
a dont knw much about computers
wen it coms to somthing like this
a need sound driver for ( amilo L130 )
if u can help me
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okie- Jul 31, 2011 11:22PM
Just used this link, had sound in about 5 seconds. Thanks so much!!
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Its not really an answer but the same thing happened to me yesterday, for the same reason.

I've been told I need a new driver for the sound card.

Problem is while looking I've discovered that its going to cost at least 20.
What LOOKS like 'free download' means free 'driver detective' download, the actual driver costs money in every case.
Anybody know different??

May
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Try to get updates at Microsoft, try this thread

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...

If you dont wana do that, you can try like

http://drivershq.com
http://paretologic.com
http://speedmaxpc.com

or any other driver database , where they scan your system and detect what drivers you need or outdated and automatically download them for you, its pretty cool actually and makes it so you dont have to search for them yourself!
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