Hello everyone. I have an old HP
that needed an overhaul in a bad way. It had the same install of XP on it since we got it...like...5 years ago. Very cluttered...lots of unused junk...malware running rampant...etc. I put Win 7 Ultimate on it and now the sound doesn't work. The sound card drivers say they intall fine, say they're up to date and show up in the device manager accordingly but, in the bottom right corner on the speaker icon there is a red circle with a white x in it. When I click it, it starts troubleshooting (which never works with windows...ever...lol) and, when I right click it to select the desired playback device, it says "no audio devices are installed."
Anyone have any ideas? I've tried uninstalling the hardware and reinstalling it 15 different ways using I don't know how many different drivers. Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated as, short of using some external means, I have no clue what to do at this point. Thanks!