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No sound on computer

I have taken out the hard drive and put it back in and then i reinstalled the operating system with the system recovery cd. since then i haven't had any sound. it says hardware not installed. I tried to install an audigy se hoping that would give me sound but it didn't. I can't install the drivers for the sound card for some reason.

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  • mlkirchgessn Oct 15, 2008

    it's a hp pavilion a305w and there is a triangle with an exclamation point but i've tried to uninstall it and install the drivers again and it doesn't work. i've heard to check the bios but i didn't see anything there relevant. maybe i'm not looking at the right thing or in the right place. i'll try and download the drivers kevin thanks.

  • mlkirchgessn Oct 15, 2008

    alright I'm assuming it's a hardware problem or something because i've gone to the hp site, i've tried the hp application tools and installed the driver from there and no can do. any other ideas by any chance? even if the driver isn't installed when you click the sound icon on the control panel and click the hardware tab...even if the driver isn't installed wouldn't it show realtek on there? because it doesn't. it shows the audigy se which i can't install the driver for for some reason but not that.. i appreciate all the help guys

  • Jeff Strader
    Jeff Strader May 11, 2010

    post the moake and model of your soundcard here, ill try to find you a workable driver.

    also check the device manager (start-settings-control panel-system-hardware tab-device manager)for an entry marked with a yellow ! or ?, these mean that a driver is corrupt, missing or not working.

    In that case , right click on the marked item, then click uninstall.

    this is done so that the computer will not see the device as installed when you try to load drivers.

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Use the HP or Compaq application recovery process to restore the audio driver to their original files and settings. You can find the software program in the start menu under either HP Tools , HP Help & tools , or Compaq , Compaq Tools .
To reinstall any driver that originally came with your computer, first make sure that the driver is available in Application Recovery as follows :

  1. Click on Start , All programs , and then Hewlett-Packard or Compaq . NOTE: If the Hewlett-Packard or Compaq folder does not appear, skip to the next step.
  2. Then, click on any of the folders below (just one of them will be available depending on the model of your computer):
    • HP Pavilion PC Tools ,
    • Compaq Presario PC Tools ,
    • PC Help and Tools , or
    • PC Recovery Tools .
    Figure 5: EXAMPLE of one possible start path. no sound on computer - c00786597.gif
  3. Click HP or Compaq Application Recovery .
  4. Select Driver Installation and click Next . Figure 6: Application and Driver Recovery window c00786600.gif
  5. View the list of available drivers to make sure that the name of the driver that you want to restore is available. Close the window by clicking Cancel once you have verified the name. Figure 7: List of drivers c00786601.gif
Next, remove the currently installed driver in Device manager as follows:
  1. Click Start , right-click My Computer and then select Properties .
  2. Click the Hardware tab and then the Device Manager button.
  3. Double-click the section that contains the driver that is going to be reinstalled and delete the entry that applies to that driver. To do so, right-click on the entry and select the Uninstall option. Figure 8: Device Managerno sound on computer - c00786602.gif="http://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/c00786602.gif" alt="c00786602.gif" class="h_mi" /> NOTE: A warning may appear. Click OK to continue.
  4. Once the uninstallation is finished, click on OK and restart the computer.
Once the driver has been uninstalled, install the new driver as follows:
  1. Open Application Recovery again.
  2. Select Driver Installation and click Next .
  3. Select the driver name and click Install . Fino sound on computer - c00786603.gifof drivers c00786603.gif
  4. Once the installation is finished, click on OK and Quit .
  5. Restart the computer. The driver is restored.

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    Jeff Strader Oct 15, 2008

    One more thing.. you mentioned you installed a sound blaster audigy, did you disable the realtec/onboard sound for the motherboard in the BIOS. there should be a setting to disable it there. this could cause the computer NOT to see the sound blaster..

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I want you click this link and download the audio drivers....

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=362754

Hope this will help

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