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Sound Card while re-installing windows me,the sound from my computer has gone.May be the sound card is not working. Do I have to run the driver of the sound card?If yes, then how can i recognise that my system has which sound card and how to get its driver.Plz. help.

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Re: Sound Card

Hi, If they were working before you reinstalled Windows, then chances are the soundcard is fine. "Do I have to run the driver..." Yes, the drivers must be installed. " can i recognize...which sound card and how to get its driver" Get the brand/model/version of your computer. Go to the manufacturer's website. Look for Support/Driver Downloads. Just remember that drivers are very OS specific, you have to get those that are intended for ME. If the sound device is an add-on card, you have to physically remove the card and look over its brand or at least the chipset number. Likewise go to the manufacturer's website and download drivers which are again OS specific. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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hello waiyasin, this altec lancing don't need a driver, it just plug and play hardware. if there is a problem with the driver, try to install sound driver from your motherboard driver. if u use external sound card, try to install sound driver from the sound card driver. if u have problem how to install the driver then u just need open the device manager. u can find it on control panel. once u open the device manager window, insert motherboard driver (or sound card driver if u use external driver) into CD Rom. in device manager window u will find sound or audio device, right click it and choose update driver then follow the instruction. that's it.
hope this useful, regards.
NB: if u don't have motherboard (or sound card driver) try to goggling it or reply this solution with your motherboard name (or sound card name), maybe i can help to find your driver.

Aug 21, 2011 | Altec Lansing AVS 300 Computer Speakers

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I just reistalled Windows XP and my speakers do not work. They were working fine b4 I reinstalled

you will need to set up your sound card and drivers again if your computer came with a motherboard disk the sound drivers could be on it
click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select appropriate speakers or audio you will find 3 drop down lists make the necessary adjustments there or
click start control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager,sound video and game controllers could be a yellow question mark? right click to re-install drivers
if you dont have a motherboard disk you will need to download the sound drivers
hope this helps

Jul 26, 2011 | Altec Lansing Multimedia Computer Speakers

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I have Harman Kardon HK-206 speakers that came when I got my Dell Dimension 4500 in 2002. No problem until I got an iPhone and started synching. Now no sound. When I check the control panel, it says...

I realize you frustration in regards to this issue and am not sure what steps you have been walked through. This seems to be a driver conflict (other issues are also possible - sudden hardware failure even though coincidental as it may be). The first step would have been (assuming your still on a windows machine i.e. the Dell 4500) to do a "System Restore" on a date prior to installing any of the iPhone software. Then checked if the speakers had sound. If not the next step would be to check the hardware by: If you're running Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click the Start button, clickControl Panel, click System and Security, and then, under System, click Device Manager. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
If you're running Windows XP, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management, in the left pan click Device Manager. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Double-click Sound, video and game controllers to expand that category. If a sound card is listed, you have one installed. If no sound card is listed, check the information that came with your computer to see if there's supposed to be a sound card installed.
If there's a yellow question mark next to the name of the sound card in Device Manager, there might be a problem.
Right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.
Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.
If there is a problem with the sound device, it will be stated, and you might need to update your driver for the sound card.
You can double left click on the device marked and click the "Drivers" tab and select "Update Driver Button" to see if this will update the driver.
If this was successful, then restart your computer.
For further details on preforming these steps please see:
If these steps did not correct the issue I would need a little more information or you exact sound card.

Jan 31, 2011 | Harman Kardon HK206 Computer Speakers

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I have no sound can you help on this


You never mentioned if you are using a built in on your motherboard or a sound card hardware...

Anyways... If you are using a built in sound card, make sure it is enable on your CMOS/BIOS setup.. And you have installed the right driver for your sound card from the cd driver of your motherboard...

And if you are using a pci sound card, please check if its properly seated on the motherboard (better if you disconnect the sound card from the motherboard... clean its contact point... and insert it properly on the motherboard)...See the model of your sound card... download the latest driver from the internet and install it.
If this still did not work, better check on the device manager if the sound card is properly installed, if its not it should have a yellow question mark attached to the sound/multimedia devices..

You can also check if windows xp keeps on detecting windows compatible sound first, shutdown your computer.. disconnect your sound card from the motherboard...turn on computer..Right click on My Computer and click properties...Select Hardware and click Device Manager...on the View menu click devices by type...double click the "sound, video and game controllers"....if you don't see from the list the model of your sound card, then try disabling or uninstalling the listed audi driver and or multimedia devices..shutdown your computer..

Now connect your sound card to your motherboard.. turn on the computer..System will detect and add new hardware for your sound card.... install the driver... restart your computer and hear if it makes a log on sounds..

Hope this instruction help you.

Much appreciated if you rate this solution.. thanks..

May 26, 2010 | Computer Speakers

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I recently installed window 7 on my computer . my sound device is not working at all. In windows xp it was working properly.

You have to install the sound driver of your sound card / sound card chip inside the motherboard....only your computer mfg / MB mfg can provide you that....for Win7 i doubt if they will have one....
locate in google based on the type of sound chip u have...
the best other option is to buy a " USB Sound card adaptor" in Ebay for 1$,,,connect it to your USB port and conenct the speakers to that
for more info visit my site...

May 07, 2010 | Computer Speakers

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The speaker are plugged in but the computer does not seem to recognize that they are. It also says there is no audio device and no drivers are installed

Means windows cannot find your sound card and has not installed drivers for it. Thus no sound.
Need to reinstall sound card drivers.
First check if hardware / device manager shows error state for sound card. ie yellow circle with exclamation mark. If so delete those drivers and restart to reinstall. If you're lucky it will install correctly next time. Otherwise you need to install drivers yourselves from m/b or sound card driver CD

Apr 21, 2010 | Gateway G-MAX2000 2-Piece Multimedia...

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Last week my computer crashed down. We can't contact the technician who used to fix our computer. Now we found a new one who can reformat our computer but this time, he installed windows 7. Now, our...

Make sure the speakers are hooked up properly and also that the sound card drivers are installed, you can verify this by going into the device manager. The main speaker wire has to be hooked up to the output of the computer sound card.

If the sound card drivers are installed and the speakers are hooked up properly and your still not getting sound, try the speakers on another computer that you know has sound. If the speakers work then its a sound card driver issue on the original computer. If the speakers don't work on another computer then you know the speakers are bad.

Apr 15, 2010 | Logitech X-240 Computer Speakers

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My insignia speakers have no sound since I had my new hard drive put in. How do I get my speakers to work

A very common mistake that people make, is to accidentally connect the speaker cable (one with the green connector pin), to the Line-out or Microphone socket on the back of the computer. Just double-check to make sure, this is not the cause of the problem. Make sure that the connector pin color matches the speaker jack color on the back of the computer.

Also, check whether you can see the speaker icon in your Windows system tray (near the clock). If it has a red cross over it, it's quite possible that your sound card (if you have a separate sound card), was accidentally displaced or pulled out of the card slot. This caused sound from working. (If you never saw the speaker icon in the system tray, you'll need to enable it from the Control Panel 'Sound and audio devices'.)

This youtube video may help you install the card properly:
If the speaker icon has a red cross over it, does it show any error message, if you point over it with the mouse? If yes, then most likely the sound driver is missing or corrupted. You can try updating the drivers, other than with Microsoft update wizard, either by manually downloading the drivers from your computer manufacturer's website, or with an easier method as mentioned below.

Here's the easy way to get or update your sound drivers:
You could try to use this driver scanning tool, which would scan your computer for needed drivers and has an option to automatically retrieve them for you.

You can download this free driver scanning tool from here or directly from this link (copy and paste the link into your browser, if you can't click it).

After you have downloaded the above file, double-click on it and follow the simple steps to install it. Then, when it asks if you want to run it, just answer yes. This is easier than manually searching, downloading and installing the drivers.

If, with all of the above, sound doesn't work, you can try with the System Restore. To know more about System Restore, go to this link.

If none of the above methods worked, pull out your sound card and test it in another computer. If your computer doesn't have a separate sound card, try re-installing Windows and lastly try another sound card.

Hope that helps,

Mar 22, 2010 | Insignia 2.1 Speaker System (3-Piece)

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I had to completly reinstall my windows so now my driver is gone.

Actually there is a problem with sound card and no problem with your speaker. Need to download and install sound card drivers will resolve your problem.

Revert back for more assistance. Also give your valuable feedback/rating for the solution provided.

Thank you for using Fixya.

Feb 12, 2010 | Juster AC-691 Computer Speakers

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My kinyo speakers have not worked since I changed my hard drive. Do I need a sound card? HELP

Good day sir, you need to load the device driver for your motherboard sound card, check your packaging for the CD that comes with your PC.

Jan 18, 2010 | Kinyo PS-107 Computer Speakers

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