Usually happens when Windows is reinstalled, such as using a Restoration/Recovery disk.
Sometimes Windows just has a brain f@rt.
Looses the address to the Driver file
(All the files on the Harddrive have an Address.
Losing the address could be equated, to loosing an address to someone's house, or a place of business.
Don't know the address of the house, or business, you won't find them)
Suggestion is to download AND install, the driver file for the Soundcard
Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device
The device is the audio chipset.
Do not know which version of Windows is being used, for the Operating System
A heavily misused term
Misused if meaning Integrated Audio.
Audio (Sound) chipset is mounted (Soldered) directly to the motherboard, and is NO soundcard.
A Soundcard is a sound adapter card, that is plugged into the motherboard.
IF it is truly a soundcard, I need the manufacturer's name, and model number of the soundcard. The model number will be on it.
If it is Integrated Audio we will go on...........
[The I/O area of the computer is on the Back of the desktop computer.
The I/O area is part of the motherboard.
I/O stands for Input/Output.
So this means the I/O area, is the area on the motherboard, where Input devices are plugged in, and Output devices are plugged in.
Some common Input devices are the Mouse, and Keyboard.
Some common Output devices are the Monitor, and Speakers.
If the audio cables are plugged into an audio port in the I/O area, you are using Integrated Audio.
I/O area. Rectangular area, that also has the sheet metal, I/O Shield surrounding it.
The Horizontal slots on the back of the computer, (In the metal framework), are Expansion Slots.
The back end of an expansion adapter card are seen in these slots, IF one is installed.
A Soundcard is a type of expansion adapter card.
It's a sound adapter card.
IF you truly have a Soundcard, it will be in one of these Horizontal slots ]
ECS Support > ECS P965T-A > Main support page,http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Downloads/Downloads_Driver_Detail.aspx?MenuID=61&LanID=0&detailid=666
Scroll down a little, click on the white subheading - Sound
Driver name - Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Version 2.40 (5700)
Go to the bottom of the 'chart', and to the right of - Download,
click on the country NAME nearest yours.
A small window will come up -
Make SURE there is a Green dot in the small circle, to the left of -
IF not; left-click on the small empty circle, to the left of - Save File.
Now go below in the window, and click on OK
A small download window will come up.
Allow the file to fully download, then DOUBLE-click right on it.
If a Microsoft 'Squawk Box' comes up, click on OK.
Security warning comes up after that, click on Run.
(It's from ECS. Elitegroup Computer Systems.
It IS OK)
In the next small window, go to the far left side, click on -
Extract all files
At the bottom of the next 3 small windows click on -
Next, Next, and Finish.
If you are Not asked to restart your computer, do so.
(WinXP: Click on Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart)
No Volume icon in your system tray?
(Tray at bottom of desktop screen. Look to the right. The Volume icon is a Speaker symbol)
Using WinXP for an example;
Click on Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices
At the bottom right click on Sounds and Audio Devices
Under the blue subheading - Device volume - make sure there is a Green checkmark, in the small square to the left of -
Place volume icon in the taskbar. (Taskbar = System tray)
IF not; left-click in the small empty square, to the left of -
Place volume icon in the taskbar
Now go below to the Right, and click on - Apply
Then go below to the Left, and click on OK
For ANY additional questions please post in a Comment.
I can explain in more detail, or more simply, if needed.
There is NO such thing as a stup-id question. It's just a question that hasn't been asked yet.