Re: Sound Drivers
Look in your device manager and see if there is an unknown device in in the list. Look under details and find the numbers after VEN and DEV. These numbers will indentify exactly what kind of sound card you have from what manufacturer.
If there is no device in your list, then physically remove it from the computer, startup without the card and after that, start up with the card back in.
If this card is embedded. Go into the bios, and disable the sound card. Boot with it disabled, reboot and enable it.
If its removable, and you have another comp, you can also test the card on another computer.
If its embedded and you have verified that its damaged, then you can solder a new one in with a radio shack desoldering braid and a new replacement chip.