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Old 06-13-2005, 05:12 AM   #1
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Default Sound card not being recognized by windows.

Ok we have Mandrake linux on our computer we just installed windows xp home edition on our computer today and for some reason we cant listen to sound. so i looked a little into it and found out it is saying we have no sound card. But my sound works perfectly on linux... do i have to install it or something and if so can you like give me step by step instructions? im a bit of a noob so thanks in advance
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:44 AM   #2
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Yeah. Download this program:

http://www.lavalys.com/products/over...?pid=1&lang=en

Its called Everest, and what it will do is tell you exactly what sound card you have. It'll more than likely be a onboard chip on your motherboard.

We can then find the righrt drivers for you.

I hope this helps
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:19 AM   #3
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you would think if he really wanted help he woud download and get back to us...
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:42 AM   #4
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hey thanks man sorry the reason i didnt write back immediately was i have been pretty busy the last couple of days. im gonna go download that thing now.
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:55 AM   #5
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ok i downloaded it and everything and i just ran a reporn on my computer and here is the only thing i found concerning sound...


Multimedia:
Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller


--------[ DirectX Sound ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ Primary Sound Driver ]

DirectSound Device Properties:
Device Description Primary Sound Driver
Driver Module
Primary Buffers 0
Min / Max Secondary Buffers Sample Rate 0 / 0 Hz
Primary Buffers Sound Formats None
Secondary Buffers Sound Formats None
Total / Free Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free Static Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free Streaming Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Static Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Streaming Sound Buffers 0 / 0

DirectSound Device Features:
Certified Driver No
Emulated Device No
Precise Sample Rate Not Supported
DirectSound3D Not Supported
Creative EAX 1.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 2.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 3.0 Not Supported

i hope you can help me cause i dont know what i need thanks
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Old 06-15-2005, 05:45 AM   #6
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the adapter is Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

you can get drivers from.

http://list.driverguide.com/list/company1112/page12/
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yep that's the same site i found.
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