I changed from Vista to Windows XP Home Basic edition and now I have no sound. Seems the computer is not picking up the sound card (I don't know the name of it by the way). My computer is an Acer Aspire AM1200-E1520B. I would very much appreciate any help I can get with this problem. I have tried to find drivers, but have not been successful. Even with the program, Driver Robot, it get's the file for me but it seems it's just files and not drivers, as I can't get anything to install from it. Thank you in advance.
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.
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Your current operating system is most likely a version of windows. Depending on your model and type of computer, you may have any of the following versions of windows:
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional Edition
Windows Vista Home Basic Edition
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
Windows Vista Business Edition
Windows Vista Enterprise Edition
Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows Thin PC
First, you'll need to either purchase a genuine copy of Windows XP (these are getting very difficult to find, because Microsoft has withdrawn this software from marketing; so, you'll need to find a small computer-store that may still have a copy on its shelves). Or, start with a "non-genuine" copy of Windows (and hope that it's not already virus-infected) and then when it is detected as being "non-genuine", then use your credit-card to purchase a "Windows Genuine Advantage Validation" kit, to convert your "bootleg" version into a "genuine" version.
Then, you'll have to be aware that Toshiba may _NOT_ have created device-drivers for your computer for Windows XP. It's possible that some of your components (wireless, video, sound, network) will _NOT_ work, due to the "missing" device-drivers.
You'll be much further ahead if you upgrade to Windows 7, which addresses many of the issues that were problematic in Windows Vista.
I hope the following information is helpful.
If you are trying to install the driver for the Broadcom ethernet NIC that was pre-installed (NOT an ethernet card that you purchased and installed yourself), there is a softpack (updated driver installation) download available from HP/Compaq. It will install the driver automatically for you, just download it from the link below and run the ".exe" file.
IMPORTANT: Check to be sure that your current Operating System, and model of the network device you are trying to install, are BOTH listed below BEFORE you download!
This is a software / driver update for the HP Compaq d530 ultra-slim desktop: All Models Supported network devices: BCM5906MBroadcom 10/100/1000 5782 based NICBroadcom 570x 10/100 Integrated controllerBroadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet 5782Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCI-ExpressNetXtreme(tm) 10/100/1000 Gb NIC Supported Operating Systems:Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Starter 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 EditionINSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and
saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where
the downloaded file is saved).
2. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.LINK where file can be downloaded:HP/Compaq Support-Broadcom Driver download Again, I hope this information is what you neededto install your network device. Should this not answer your question, please come back, provide more details of your problem, and we will be happy to help!Best of luck to you!
Hallow Dear, Please use this link to download Drivers for your PC (20M) XP/Vista- ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38501-39000/sp38688.exe Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Starter 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Edition This Will Completely Solve your Prob; if there is no any internal Hardware Problems with Quick Lunch Buttons (I feel there is no any coz u mention about Ding Sound. That mean your system is recognizing your key input & all you need is Just program those keys – above setup will do that) ** If you didn’t solve your prob; my advice is take your lap to a good technician with component level Repair skills. Thank you & Best Regards Dinu….