My speakers have stopped working...


#juan
#1
Over the last few months my computer has been slowing down. The quick fixes didn't seem to help anymore. I finally backed up most of the essentials and formated the hard drive and re-installed Windows XP. Everything is back up to speed, and it works fine but the speakers don't work. The computer tells me I don't have a sound device. I tried different speakers without success. The sound card is built into the motherboard. The motherboard has two PCI slots but my extra sound cards are all old ones that don't fit so I can't use them.

Any ideas??
 
Cliffy
#2
Buy a new sound card?
 
Kakato
#3
so in device manager it shows no sound device?
If its there but not working there will be an exclamation mark by it.
 
#juan
#4
Thanks guys
I was digging through my junk drawer and I found an old PCI sound card. The problem is solved.
 
gerryh
#5
The other option would have been getting the mother board part number..going to the manuacturers site, and downloading the drivers for the built in sound card.
 
#juan
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

The other option would have been getting the mother board part number..going to the manuacturers site, and downloading the drivers for the built in sound card.

One of the things I did do Gerry is reload the motherboard software from the CD that came with the motherboard. What I've installed is an older Creative Labs PCI Soundblaster that is pretty good....At least as good as what was on the motherboard..
 
gerryh
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by #juan View Post

One of the things I did do Gerry is reload the motherboard software from the CD that came with the motherboard. What I've installed is an older Creative Labs PCI Soundblaster that is pretty good....At least as good as what was on the motherboard..


Sorry, you didn't mention that you had tried loading the drivers off the original driver CD.