I've recently had to reinstall my whole computer, so I had to install Windows and all the drivers for the hardware again.
Unfortunately, I've lost the disk woth my sound card drivers. All sounds I can get now are beeps.
I've tried some sites and DXDIAG, but they all said I didn't even have
a sounds card, which I definatlely have, because before i reinstalled I
could get sound in programs. I need some way to find out what sound
card I have,(maybe there's a sticker on the hardware or something) and
then I need to get the drivers.
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Re: Sound Card drivers
It sounds like you just need to identify your specific sound card, and then get the drivers for it. To do this, it's easiest to find the device and vendor id's for your card. Luckily, windows can easily tell you them even if you don't have the drivers yet. To do it, follow these instructions:
Right click on My Computer, and choose Manage.
Now in the box on the right, find your sound card. It will have an icon with a small yellow exclamation mark next to it. Right click on it, and choose properties. You should see a windows similar to this one:
That is the text that will identify your sound card. From here, you'll need to pull out the VEN_#### and DEV_#### numbers.
Once you have those numbers, head to http://www.pcidatabase.com. Do a device search by entering only the 4 letters and numbers found in the DEV_#### part. It will pull up a list of devices, and from there you can identify your sound card.
If you are not able to uniquely identify your sound card, then comment back with the DEV_#### and VEN_#### numbers, and i'll help you find it. Steven
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Right click my computer then properties then hardware then device manager then see if the sound drivers are installed properly if not installed properly you will see a question mark if disable you will see red X id disable enable the if the driver is marked with yellow question mark then reinstall the driver if the driver is installed and no marks indicated go to the speaker icon in the task bear and open the volume control and see wether mute is enabled if enabled disble them
you will need to set up your sound card and drivers again
if your computer came with
a motherboard disk the sound drivers could be on it click start control panel
sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select appropriate speakers or audio
you will find 3 drop down lists make the necessary adjustmentsthere or click start control
panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager,sound video and
game controllers could be a yellow question mark? right click to re-install
you dont have a motherboard disk you will need to download the sound drivers hope this helps
if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on itclick start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to sound,video and game controllers you might see a yellow question mark? Right click to reinstall driversClick start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers hope this helps
Means windows cannot find your sound card and has not installed drivers for it. Thus no sound. Need to reinstall sound card drivers. First check if hardware / device manager shows error state for sound card. ie yellow circle with exclamation mark. If so delete those drivers and restart to reinstall. If you're lucky it will install correctly next time. Otherwise you need to install drivers yourselves from m/b or sound card driver CD
hv a glance in the Device Manager if ur snd driver is properly installed..may happen due to file/software corruption (which may happen due to hardware failure or change)..reinstall snd driver manually..see if rectified or not.. best to contact ur system admin/vendor....
Question: Are your speakers plugged in and turned on?
First check the hardware of your speakers, that they are plugged in, to the proper speaker port. then check the device manager to see if it recognizes the sound card /speakers, it not then go to add hardware app and run it , remove sound card and replace it with windows Plug and Play running. if it recognizes it then run your program to see if the sound is playing. Good luck hope this solves your problem.
If you mean that you removed the software drivers for the sound card, yes you can re-install the drivers if you have the CD disk that contains the driver software. Carefull though, make sure your just loading the driver software for the sound card and not re-insatlling the whole operating system!