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REALTEK REMOVED MY SOUNDS

Eight nights ago, Realtek AC97 was uninstalled from my pc and my windows sounds went with it. when I reinstalled realtek, sound did not return. and updating the drivers did not bring it back, either. I even tried a system restore. no good; no matter what date I attempt to return to, my pc won't accept it. a message says ''system restore was unable to restore your computer to the date specified''(or something like that). I should also point out that my pc is slower without sound. why is the loss of sound making my pc slow? So, to reiterate and summarize: all I did was uninstall realtek ac97.nothing else. when it was uninstalled, I had no sound coming from my pc. I know my pc has sound because when my.pc is booted up or shutdown, I hear a 'thump' sound from the speakers. plus, I connected the speakers to a cd player and sound comes from them, but not when they are connected to my pc(other than the thump sound). I just wish there were one person, at least, on this earth who knows what the problem is. why or how did the uninstall of realtek ac97 cause the lack of sound? this pc is windows based, but yet microsoft does not have any drivers or updates for their drivers? they don't or can't solve this problem? what gives, bill gates?

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Hi,
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 :)

Good Luck!

Chris (ziraffa)

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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best sol: go to start button ----->click RUN----->Type devmgmt.msc in Text Box -----> 

              Device Manager windows appears , click on Sound, video and game controllers(+), 
              if you see "Realtek AC97 drivers"(if they are visible...) then we can make sure that sound                     drivers are loaded in ur system, otherwise you have load it again.....


                                                          or

i) my best advice would be, dont mess up with installing, reinstalling, uninstalling sound drivers rather try   to format or reload your OS again(Windows XP) and then install drivers.

ii)  try to check volume on your speakers, volume in windows or system , volume in media players sometimes they may set to mute of no volume.......

iii) try to check all sound physcial connection that run from your computer to speakers, including power connections, cable connection ....or just remove and replace them(reseating...)

iv) try connecting a headset to your sound port, sometimes your subwoofers or speakers may fail.....



Thanking You

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http://www.download3k.com/System-Utilities/System-Maintenance/Download-Realtek-AC-97-Drivers.html

You might want to also try the realtek website for more info.
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