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Sound Drivers My Motherboard is P21G V3.1 and I cannot find sound drivers. The audio/sound features are all grayed out on

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Hi,

Pls try here. Scroll down to Realtek Codec Sound on board driver.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Play around with the settings and see if your situation improves.You may have to go into the "Audio tab" and set the Sound Playback and default device to what ever your sound card name is. If you dont know what your sound card name is then just play with those settings. Another thing that you could use is system restore.

System restore is in (Start, All programs,Accessories,System tools,System Restore). Restore it to the date that your audio was working fine. System restore wont delete your files or anything.

I have windows xp so things might be different on your computer.

Please rate me a thumbs up if I helped.

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Question: Where do I locate motherboard sound drivers?
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