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How to Reload Sound Drivers

Instructional steps

  1. 1 Download the installation package for your sound driver from your sound card's manufacturer to a location on your hard drive, such as your desktop. Locate the installation package on your hard drive if you already have the file on your computer.
  2. Open the Windows "Start" menu and click "Run" to open the Run dialog. In Windows Vista and 7, locate the "Run" option by selecting "All Programs" in the "Start" menu and opening the "Accessories" folder.
  3. Type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotations) into the Run dialog. Press "Enter" or click "OK" to open the Device Manager. Click "View" and select "Devices by Type" to arrange the installed devices by their type. Double-click "Sound, Video and Game Controllers." Locate the name of your sound card from the list of installed sound devices and double-click it to open the properties dialog for the device.
  4. Click the "Driver" tab in the properties pane to view the device's driver options. Click "Uninstall" to remove the current driver installation. This step prevents possible conflicts when you reload sound drivers on your computer.
  5. Close the Device Manager after the process of uninstalling the sound driver is complete. Navigate to the location on your hard drive where you saved or stored the installation package for your sound card. Double-click the installation file. The installation package will automatically install the driver again. After the installation process, restart your computer if directed to do so.

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sir i install my pc windows but grapics are very bad i check manag device so the video controller driver is not installed.......

1. If your video card is brand spankin' new (out of the box), expect to find a drivers disc included in the package.
Please note that before installing the card's drivers, first you need to have the video card physically integrated in your computer. Refer to the external links below (Resources section) for more assistance on this.

2. If you had a prior video card installed on your computer, it is very important that you first remove that card's drivers before preceding with the new one. To do so, perform the following:

- Go to Start menu>Control Panel>System.
- Within System, click on the "Hardware" tab, followed by "Device Manager."
- Click on the "Display Adapters" located on the list of features here.
You should see the old card's name listed. Right-click the name, and select "Uninstall."
- Restart your computer.

3. Simply insert the configuration disc onto your computer, and an auto run process should automatically start the disc's contents. Here you will have the chance to install the card's drivers. The instructions are fairly easy during this process:
Close all your applications, and follow the prompts given by the setup procedure (usually asking to install optional packages, or simply stating to click on the "Next" button.)
When finished, restart your computer.
YOU ARE NOW DONE. See steps below for a different scenario (not applicable to everyone.)

4. Now, if you had an existing card on your computer, but happens to lack its drivers (no disc available) or you're unable to find the card's manufacturer/brand:

Go to Start menu>Control Panel>Display.
Click on the Settings tab, followed by "Advanced." Within here, click on the "Adapter" tab.

You should see the video card's manufacturer here.

5. If the step above does NOT list the card's manufacturer, you may download and install an application called "EVEREST" (formerly known as Aida32.)
This program will scan your entire PC, including all hardware, and in turn will provide you with the card's maker.
See external links/resources for application download.

6. Now that you have the name of the video card's manufacturer, go to their website, and visit their general "Support" area. This area should provide you with easy access to the card's drivers. Download the corresponding drivers from the site, and install them the same way as directed in the third step of this article (follow prompts, finish, restart your computer.)

Dec 14, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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i have compaq presario SR1720NX and need sound


Please elaborate your problem providing us with more details like the operating system of your computer (Windows XP/Vista,others) and also the detailed description of the problem. Also, are the sound drivers correctly installed in your system (Check Device Manager) or do you require the sound drivers for the computer.

Kindly reply with the details. Thanks for using FixYa.

Feb 28, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1720NX (EL435AA) PC...

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no sound

though itz unclear to me of wat os u r using..
assuming that u r using win xp pro sp2..n directx installed..
check if Audio device is enabled in bios..

howevr, download microsoft kb888111 update n install it..u need to re-install or update the device driver (may b manually)..logon to internet n seek the package/audio driver..along wid the company, there will b a list of such site n driver download links if u search by the model name on a search engine (like google)..
download them onto a location; if the driver is in a zip format, unzip it,if itz in .exe form, just run it; if done manually it'll ask for the correct driver and location; relocate the path and a .inf file (wat it'll ask for)....goto the device manager n verify, if installed properly..!!
also download n install k-lite mega codec pack....

if not fixed try using a standby pci snd card (in such case it'll b a confirmed case of ur system board is likely to b defective)..
but always better to consult ur system admin/vendor....

Nov 12, 2009 | MSI PM8M3-V (7211010VPM8M3V) Motherboard

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no setup disk

How do I download and install the full driver and software package usinga local connection? USB (Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP)

Description of Solution 200000018870
To download and install the full driver and software
from the Internet, complete the following steps:

1. Make a temporary directory on your HDD to save the downloaded self-extracting file (e.g.. C:\bront). To make a temporary directory on your HDD, follow the steps below:

a. Click on START ->
MY COMPUTER or Double click on MY COMPUTER on yourdesktop.

b. Double click on your local disk drive (e.g. Local Disk (x:), where 'x' is the letter of your local hard drive)

c. Click FILE -> NEW -> FOLDER

d. Type BrotherXXXX to rename the folder
and press ENTER. (Where XXXX is the model of your Brother machine).

2. Open your Internet browser and type http://www.brother-usa.com/downloads on the address bar.

3. Choose your Product Group, Model, and click VIEW DOWNLOAD.

4. Click on the
link under YOUR RESULTS.

5. Under STEP 1: SELECT TYPE select DRIVERS.

6. Under STEP 2: SELECT OS, select your operating system.


8. A SEARCH button will appear after you select your language.
Click on the SEARCH button.


10. On the next page click on the DOWNLOAD button under FULL DRIVER AND SOFTWARE PACKAGE.

11. On the End-User License Agreement for Brother
Software page click onI ACCEPT.

12. Click SAVE.

13. You will be prompted again to save the file. In the Save In dropdown, choose the folder you created earlier BrotherXXXX, then click SAVE. The drivers will download.

To install the full
driver and software package, complete the following steps:

1. Unplug or turn off the power to the Brother machine. Make sure the cable is not connected to the Brother machine.

2. On the computer click on START -> MY COMPUTER or Double click on MY
COMPUTER on your desktop.

3. Double click on your local disk drive (e.g. Local Disk (x:), where 'x' is the letter of your local hard drive)

4. Locate the folder you created earlier labeled BrotherXXXX and doubleclick on it.

5. Locate the file
you downloaded and double click on it.

6. It will launch a ZIP SELF DECOMPRESSION window, click on DECOMPRESS(X).

7. You will get a message stating: The decompression process was successful. Click OK.

8. By doing so, the decompression window
placed another folder labeled SETUPXXXX (where xxxx = your model) in your folder. Double click on this folder.

9. While holding the SHIFT key, double click on SETUP.EXE. (.exe may not be displayed) The installation will begin.

10. Choose STANDARD
of LOCAL depending on your model, and then click NEXT. The installation continues.

11. When prompted with the Connect Cable screen, connect the cable into the Brother machine and your computer.

12. Turn on the Brother machine. The installation
should automatically continue.

13. When the On-Line Registration screen is displayed, click NEXT

14. Choose YES, I WANT TO RESTART MY COMPUTER and click FINISH to restart your computer. You will need to log back in with Administrator

After restarting the computer, the Installation will be complete.

Aug 20, 2008 | Brother MFC3820CN Print Server

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