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Old 07-16-2006, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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no sound on my pc after installing xp after searching about i find it seems to be a common problem but no real solution

i bieleve my soundcard is onboard not sure of the type of mother board although i did open up the case and the only thing i could see was atx 400 although i dont think thats right..

its a compaq presario sr1619

when i open device manager theres is yellow flags beside

multimedia audio controller

sm bus controll

video controller (vga compatible)

any ideas?

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Old 07-16-2006, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you need to download the drivers for it

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Old 07-16-2006, 12:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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cheers mate
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Old 07-16-2006, 02:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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nah that didnt work
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Old 07-16-2006, 02:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sometimes the Windows XP update site will have specific drivers for certain pieces of hardware, for example they had the only correct driver for my Nvidia card because for some reason the one offered by Nvidia didn't work with XP.
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Old 07-16-2006, 02:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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iv tried windows update no joy
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Old 07-16-2006, 03:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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any way you can out what sound card ur using without opening up the machine?
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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There are four differnt models of that same PC have you tryed the audio drivers for them all if you don't know which one is yours?

This is the UK one

This should cover the rest

Find out exactly what model number is yours
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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ok sorted thanks mate

i ahve another problem tho

in device ,maganger this is shown as yellow as well

my multimedia controllers (vga compatible)

when i try to watch a movie the colour is all distotred any idea?

if this helps my spec is-

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Old 07-18-2006, 11:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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sorry not multimeadia controllers

but video controllers "vga compatable"

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