I seem to have the necessary drivers on my computer, but when I try to
open sound programs I am informed that there is no hardware installed.
When I look in System Information / Components / Sound Device, there is
simply nothing there.
It used to work just fine. I recently went out of town for a spell,
packed up my thinkpad into its protective case, returned and found it
untouched, but suddenly the sound card is no longer recognized. I even
tried reformatting the whole machine with no luck. What can I do? Why
would it simply stop working like that?
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Click on My Computer, then on the left "View System Information", then click the Hardware tab, then click Device Manager, then Sound category. If there is a yellow question mark next to your Sound Card listing then you either need to update the driver or run the troubleshooter.
In computing, a device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device.
A driver typically communicates with the device through the computer bus or communications subsystem to which the hardware connects. When a calling program invokes a routine in the driver, the driver issues commands to the device. Once the device sends data back to the driver, the driver may invoke routines in the original calling program. Drivers are hardware-dependent and operating-system-specific. They usually provide the interrupt handling required for any necessary asynchronous time-dependent hardware interface.
There are NO drivers for any desktop speakers, you only need drivers for your sound card. Your support page states this .....
Creative speakers do not need to be installed at all as they can be plugged in to a device and ready to be used straight away.
Desktop speakers are designed to function with most sound cards without the use of any drivers. As such, there are no drivers necessary for the speakers to function as they were designed. The sound card or audio device which the speakers are plugged into may require drivers and/or software to work. Ensure that your speaker is connected to your sound card's audio out and that your sound card is configured properly to output sound. Please contact the sound card manufacturer for driver availability.
reinstall the sound driver ..you probably have it on the motherboard driver 's cd if the sound card is an on board one...if not just look for the driver cd ...If you do not have it .than you should open and see the manufacturer and name ..than search on google the name of the manufacturer and the word support near it ..and will guide you on the site where the developer has the download support for the products..select the product by name ..and the operation system you use..and download the latest driver for the sound card ..after installing into the computer restart and when you open the player the direct bad sound driver error will be no more and the sound will be on .. if you know that you didnt uninstall it by mistake or in purpose ...you can even try a system restore..and get to an earlier date when the driver was on and functional..for that just open the all programs from start ..accessories..system tools system restore.. choose to restore to an earlier date ...choose a highlighted date from the tab ..and proceed..If there are no errors this will make it functional..if you choose a date when all was working..
Do you still have the MB CD with all the drivers still with you, if so then run that CD once. Secondly soundmax has many versions running so look for the driver that was released during the time you bought your PC. Many a time you got to manually add the hardware and then its driver for it to function properly....................sodeep
This is one of 2 or 3 problem... This is usually a driver issue. Either the wrong driver or driver not installed. Less likey is a bad port on the motherboard that the speakers plug in to. Another could be, if the computer came with Windows Vista, which I also do not like, the components could possibly be incompatible. Most likely, you are not finding the proper driver. If www.acerpanam.com is not helping you, you might want to either open the machine to check the brand of the sound card or take the computer back to the place of purchase if recently purchased. If the computer has another slot where the sound card could plug in, try that, just in case it's a bad slot on the motherboard.
if you go to the start menu and right click my computer on the list at the bottom it says properties click thAt a window will open called system properties on the tab titled hardware at the top click that a window for the hardware will open and you are looking for device manager in the device manager you can update and mess with whatever you have installed on your computer. now look for sound video and game controllers on the left is a plus arrow click the + symbol and it will expand your devices look for anything titled with the words (audio driver) this should give you make and model information of your sound card and drivers from here you can use windows (by double clicking your selection) to troubleshoot and update that driver or what i would reccomend is write that information down and then google search the description for your sound card and driver i think a generic driver is called legacy audio driver or something like that. anyways hope this fix ya