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My soundcard and drivers are not working at all also my dvd rom drive is not showing on computer anywhere

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  • pj_5882 Oct 20, 2008

    there is no sound at all on my pc. It shows that there is a soundcard in the pc, but no drives have been installed. I do not have a installation disc,or a brand name for my sound divice, it only says High Definition Audio Device. I need a free sound driver that i can download for free

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What make and model is your pc? Most drivers for sound and vision etc can be found on the relevant websites of the makers of your pc. Other to that try going to a driver update website and let them scan your computer for the drivers that you need. If it requests that you pay money before they can download the drivers, you should be able to see the drivers that are needed. Make a note of them and search for them yourself online rather than pay.

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