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Old 05-30-2006, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default sound plz

OKAY heres the deal.....

My sound has been completely screwed up for the last few months and its really getting me mad now..

I want to know 1 thing first.. then we will talk about what happened.

Question: Is it possible that the sound unit on the motherboard is completely wrecked? (I mean so the sound will not work whatsoever with or without a sound card)

... what happened was I had a Soundblaster Live card, and my sound mysteriously stopped working one day. I go to Control Panel > Sound, Speech, and audio devices, and i see that the box to select my sound device is un-clickable. (My computer is detecting absolutely no sound device)

so i think

1... maybe it's a driver issue.

I uninstall/reinstall drivers, try in safe mode, try out of safe mode, nothing is working

2... Maybe it's the card.

I take the card out, i put it back in.. no sound, same issue.... SO i figure the sound card went bad.. and I switch it with a different sound card that was working in another computer... This sound card had the exact same problem.. not being detected at all, no matter what drivers i had.

I even tried a third , working, sound card.. and it had the same problem..

So again.. my question: Is it possible that the sound unit on the motherboard is completely wrecked? (I mean so the sound will not work whatsoever with or without a sound card)

Specs on this comp
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Computer
Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Internet Explorer 6.0.2600.0000 (IE 6.0 - Windows XP)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Logon Domain [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Date / Time 2006-05-30 / 15:41

Motherboard
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
Motherboard Name Intel Rexburg D845GRG (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845G
System Memory [ TRIAL VERSION ]
BIOS Type AMI (08/17/02)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 ATLANTIS - Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 ATLANTIS (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9600 (RV350)
Monitor Gateway VX730 [17" CRT] (123414017)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter Analog Devices AD1981A @ Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]

Storage
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive ST320410A (20 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive Lexmark USB Mass Storage USB Device
Optical Drive LITE-ON LTR-40125S (40x/12x/48x CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions
C: (NTFS) [ TRIAL VERSION ]

Input
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network
Primary IP Address [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Primary MAC Address 00-07-E9-A6-CA-9F
Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (192. [ TRIAL VERSION ])

Peripherals
Printer Lexmark 4300 Series
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [A-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-1]
USB Device Lexmark 4300 Series
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
USB Device USB Printing Support

DMI
DMI BIOS Vendor Intel Corp.
DMI BIOS Version RG84510A.15A.0018.P08.0208171150
DMI System Manufacturer Gateway
DMI System Product E-4000
DMI System Version 4000783
DMI System Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI System UUID [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer Intel Corporation
DMI Motherboard Product D845GRG
DMI Motherboard Version AAA81583-300
DMI Motherboard Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Chassis Manufacturer Gateway
DMI Chassis Version HVA02A04
DMI Chassis Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Chassis Asset Tag [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 2 / 0
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:26 PM   #2
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Did you try switching PCI slots? Sometimes, PCI slots on motherboards can go bad without rhyme or reason.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:41 PM   #3
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did you try the motherboard's integrated audio?..
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To Jamxx: i have an mATX case and motherboard, as you probably know its hard to do anything in those.. my video card with its cooling unit takes up all of the slots but 1. This is where i have to put my sound card.

To Kchi55: My motherboard has absolutely no intergrated audio... It says something in the BIOS but it has no plugs on the computer for sound.
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Old 05-31-2006, 11:48 AM   #5
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bump

srry i really need some sort of a theory about what is goin on... this problem has been bothering me for way too long
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Well, if you have something else you can put in that PCI slot besides a sound card, that'd be your best option. See if it will detect something else.
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ill try it when i get home
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