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Eight nights ago, Realtek AC97 was uninstalled from my pc and mywindows soundswent with it. when I reinstalled realtek, sound did notreturn. and updating the drivers did not bring it back, either. I eventried a system restore. no good; no matter what date I attemptto returnto, my pc won't accept it. a message says ''system restore wasunable torestore your computer to the date specified''(or somethinglike that). Ishould also point out that my pc is slower without sound. why is theloss of sound making my pc slow? So, to reiterate and summarize: all Idid was uninstall realtek ac97.nothing else. when it was uninstalled, Ihad no sound coming from mypc. I know my pc has sound because whenmy.pc is booted up or shutdown, I hear a 'thump' sound from thespeakers. plus, I connected thespeakers to a cd player and sound comesfrom them, but not when theyare connected to my pc(other than the thumpsound). I just wish therewere one person, at least, on this earth whoknows what the problem is.why or how did the uninstall of realtek ac97cause the lack of sound?this pc is windows based, but yet microsoftdoes not have any driversor updates for their drivers? they don't orcan't solve this problem? what gives, bill gates?
Reinstall the newest Realtek drivers. These are the sound drivers for the sound card and you shouldn't have uninstalled them.
Alternatively, on rebooting the computer, you can press F8 and enter the BIOS and use the arrow buttons to navigate to the sound settings for the motherboard and change the motherboard sound output from PCI (sound card) to OS (onboard sound). This will mean you have to plug your speakers into the other set of audio holes inthe back of the computer and the sound will come straight from the motherboard.
Most people prefer to use the sound card though, as it is far superior, especially when using the latest Realtek or Creative drivers installed. (don't you use a creative driver... you have a RealTek card!)
So reinstall the Realtek Hd Audio driver and don't mess with it anymore :)
PS Did you try playing a song and trying the different audio ports on your computer? Or checking the Volume Control to check that nothing is muted or turned down?
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
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