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Very annoying sound issue

WrenderWrender Conway, ARPosts: 1,386Member

I have no sound ! Windows XP. AMD

Compaq Presario SR1950NX

And yes I should have sound now after I have made sure of the following....

Enabled On'Board sound in BIOS

Started windows sound in "Services"

Configured audio device in device manager

Made sure audio was detected in system info

Put volume icon in task bar

Downloaded realtek original device driver from www.realtek.com

Upgraded nvidia drivers for geforce GT 430 graphics card...which also installed Nvidia HD audio drivers (4 of them to be exact)

AND I Still have no sound!

HELP!!!

please? *wimpers**

Can someone help?

thanx.....

 

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  • Toxic_RevengerToxic_Revenger Schenectady, NYPosts: 8Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Wrender

    I have no sound ! Windows XP. AMD

    Compaq Presario SR1950NX

    And yes I should have sound now after I have made sure of the following....

    Enabled On'Board sound in BIOS

    Started windows sound in "Services"

    Configured audio device in device manager

    Made sure audio was detected in system info

    Put volume icon in task bar

    Downloaded realtek original device driver from www.realtek.com

    Upgraded nvidia drivers for geforce GT 430 graphics card...which also installed Nvidia HD audio drivers (4 of them to be exact)

    AND I Still have no sound!

    HELP!!!

    please? *wimpers**

    Can someone help?

    thanx.....

     


    Yes I can understand how no sound could be quite distressing. A few question if I may to help facilitate an answer for you. Have you had sound on this computer before? If so did anything change on your system prior to losing sound? What kind of speakers do you use, digital or analog? And in device manager are there any unknown devices listed?

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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,783Member Uncommon
    Your speakers could have died.  Alternatively, something could get muted in volume options.
  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 4,178Member Uncommon

    what happened when the sound went away?

  • MediBlastMediBlast new york, NYPosts: 36Member
    Originally posted by Wrender

    I have no sound ! Windows XP. AMD

    Compaq Presario SR1950NX

    And yes I should have sound now after I have made sure of the following....

    Enabled On'Board sound in BIOS

    Started windows sound in "Services"

    Configured audio device in device manager

    Made sure audio was detected in system info

    Put volume icon in task bar

    Downloaded realtek original device driver from www.realtek.com

    Upgraded nvidia drivers for geforce GT 430 graphics card...which also installed Nvidia HD audio drivers (4 of them to be exact)

    AND I Still have no sound!

    HELP!!!

    please? *wimpers**

    Can someone help?

    thanx.....

     SAME ISSUE WITH MINE.. HATE IT!

     

  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 4,178Member Uncommon

    I"m nearly positive it's some sort of driver issue, however, with Compaq's (and many other prebuilts) they can be pretty hard to narrow down because they tend to use proprietary or one-off components that aren't quite standard.

    What I would try first:
    Uninstall every single audio driver, and remove the devices from the Windows Device Manager. Make sure all of them are gone.
    Reboot, and see what Windows auto-detects for hardware
    If that works, great, if not, start installing drivers. Make sure to uninstall a driver if it doesn't work before installing the next.


    Alternatively:
    You could just get another sound output device. A USB Sound card is cheap, and will give you about the same sound as your built-in sound did before. Something like this is only $9, and may be worth it just to not have to hassle with the drivers.

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