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Re: Sound drive is not installed or not working properly
Click Start > Settings (classic menu) or directly to > Control Panel > System,
Click the Hardware tab at the top. Click Device Manager and find the category "Sound, video and game controllers".
Click the plus sign and see if there is an Audio controller listed or anything with a yellow highlighted exclamation point in front or a red X.
Click any item mentioned in the previous paragraph and hit the delete key on your keyboard. Click Okay or yes to removing the device. Remove all items one by one that meet the criteria in the previous paragraph.
Click okay to close out of Device manager then reboot the computer.
If Device manager has no audio devices listed at all, and you are sure you actually have an audio connection on the back of your computer (sound card or integrated sound), then it is likely the sound card or circuitry has failed.
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try the following steps.
1. Right click My Computer Icon and select properties then select Hardware tab.
2. After selecting hardware tab click Device Manager button.
3. After clicking it list down all devices that you have and expand the "Sound Video and Game Controller" by click the clicking the plus(+) sign and it shown you the list sound devices.
4. In the list, look for explanation point(!) in yellow color beside device name (this means that device driver is missing or not properly installed)
5. Select the device name and press right click and choose uninstall.
6. After uninstallation click Action Menu and select "Scan for Hardware Changes" (this will scan the other device which is not yet installed in the system)
7. System will prompt you to load the Audio driver(insert the Audio device cd driver) if your using a built-in audio use your desktop/laptop device driver cd and locate the driver folder from cd and choose sound or audio folder the list and select the proper windows for your computer.
8. after running installation the volume bar should appear in the right side of your desktop allong with computer date & time. if not restart your computer.
Actually the problem is incorrect installation of Drivers.........so firstly uninstall the drivers from ur CONTROL PANEL and re-install it once again...........if the problem is same, then re-install the XP operating system sp2 with different CD serial and then drivers..... CAUTION: see thst there is no virus exists in ur HARD DISK.......
Right Click, My Computer icon, click Manage, a window opens up, called Computer Management window. click Device Manager, and check on the right hand side of the window if there is any yellow exclamation mark, or a red X.
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goto device manager and find for the sound device, if there is a ?questian mark over the name, the driver for the device is not properly installed.
Right click the device name and select Update driver
Put the motherboard CD in the CD drive.