I bought a bare bones computer and had to put it together. The Sound card was built onto the motherboard and was supposed to be a very good one. When I was finished putting the computer together, I loaded Windows XP and the files that came on a CD with the computer and all was well except the sound wouldn't work. I found out that I had to get Windows Service Pack 2 and load it and then I was able to reload the CD that came with the computer and it worked perfectly.
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The same model ThinkPadcan have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless youknow exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download allthe drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download thedrivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a recordof which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files arelocated on your hard drive.
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEBsite - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista devicedrivers for your model computer, Use this link: -
You can download the variousdrivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, they will thenunzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install the variousdrivers from this folder (run the set-up file).
Is it a card in a PCI slot? If so does your motherboard already have a soundcard? You'll have to disable it if so to make the PCI card one active. Having 2 sound cards confuses windows, you need to tell it which to use...
To disable the onboard either look in the bios settings or go to device manager, find the soundcard in the relevant section and then right click - disable it...
If that's the case it should be ok but try loading up windows media player and going to the preferences seeing which sound card it is trying to use. Usually if you can get media player working everything else will work
install sound drivers..if drivers are installed then goto control panel --> sound and audio devices --- > then click that and see whether any SoundCard is installed or not.. for example- Realtek AC 97 . it should be there .. are u getting sound at the startup of the windows or not...check that ...if sound comes then the problem is with the software u are using to play the movies .... try to install another software ...i personally recommend vlc media player.. to get goto www.download.com and search for VLC media player ....download it and install ...your problem will be solved..
please..go to my computer icon in your desktop then RIGHT click, choose propertis. Choose Tab HARDWARE click DEVICE MANAGER.then select items :audio, video and game controlel. Ceck if there are sight ( ! ) or ( ? ) in your audio device name, right click then choose UPDATE DRIVER. Click NEXT until finish. may be your audio driver was lose..I hope help you
If you've installed XP from a Windows disc not dedicated to your PC, (not a recovery disc), then it probably is lacking certain drivers specific to your computer. It's a very old computer, drivers are likely missing from your install.
In your Start menu search type "Device Manager". Open DM and click the + next to "Sound, video and game controllers". You might see a next to your soundcard. Double click your soundcard and note "Device status" under "General" tab. Got to "Driver" tab and click "Update Driver..." If it says you have the best driver installed, uninstall the driver from there, and try "Update Driver..." again.
first you need to know what model of your sound card then try to search it on webpage sample: "download sound card driver 'your sound card model' " or if you are using Windows Vista heres the Step:
1. Right click My Computer
2. Go to Device Manager or click it on the left pane
3. Then look for Sound, Video and Game Controllers
4. Right click then Click UPDATE Driver
5. Then Choose what your desire you can try it all then it will uide you how to update driver
6. when it done restart your computer
If your SoundCard is build in install the driver of your mother board if your sound card is not build in install the driver of your sound card or you can run windows live update but you must be online hope i can help with your problem : p