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Computer has no sound card

Had my computer converted to windows xp but the chap forgot to put the sound I have looked up my computer details and it says (no sound card installed)so how do i get a sound card
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rosemarie
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    i am having the same problem my computer is an hp pavillion a305w desktop. I can not get any sound to play on my speakers. I even bought a new set. I tried to download the sound card from hp but it is telling me i have to use device manager to install it and i have no idea how to do so.

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Your computer has high definition audio drivers
you have to install the audio drivers that are there in the driver cd that comes along with your system

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Hi rosemarie, as I said, you need to tell us the model number, so that we can address you to the right download.

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HI I had my computer converted to windows xp two months ago and the tech forget to put my sound card back so i have no sound,so my question is how do i get a sound card ...


Rosemarie-
First, I would contact the tech and find out if they still have the card. If not (after giving them an earful), find out if they are willing to make amends by replacing it (that's the least they can do!).

Regardless, if you still end up buying a sound card, there are many many brands and types on the market. If you just need good clean audio and don't need anything fancy, stick with the lower end. Creative Labs makes a nice card, as does Turtle Beach. The fancier you get, the more expensive it will get, so remember that.

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Assuming you install the hardware first, actually installing the card is pretty simple as well. Open the case, and look down. (Assuming PCI was correct), you'll see several white/creme colored "slots' that look like this:
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If you'll notice, there is a 'notch" in each of the slots. This prevents you from putting the card in any other way than correctly, as the corresponding notch is also on your card.

First and foremost, when handling the card, always try to keep grounded by keeping a hand, finger, some body part in contact with the metal case. You won't shock yourself, but you will do is prevent ESD (electrostatic discharge) from "frying" your card before you even get to enjoy it. Important!

Locate the empty slot that your previous sound car was in, and use that one. The metal cover that was removed originally should still be gone, so you won't have to remove it again. If you hold your sound card over the slot (what I call "eyeballing" it), you should be able to line the notch up with your sound card and just slide it in vertically. Put even pressure on both sides so it goes in smoothly.

Once installed all the way into the slot, as far as you can get it, line up the hold on the card's bracket with the screw hole on the case and insert the screw. This will secure the card to your motherboard, and to the case.

Replace any panels you had to remove and go ahead and plug everything back in, most importantly your speakers to the input channel on your sound card. It's usually green/light green or even blue, but most of the time it's some shade of green. That's where your speakers connect.

Reboot your machine and Windows should detect a new device. If you have a different card than before, you will need to install software drivers, which will have come on CD. Follow the instructions to install, and afterwards (and a possible reboot) you should havd working sound again!

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