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Pc has no sound. Volume control says no mixer device installed.

Bought my pc from a friend. later i noticed the 3.5 audio port is not functioning, hence could not use my headset. the package came with a Pleomax 2-speaker plug-in to the usb port. there was audio in said speakers. i checked the device manager, it says Realtek high def audio driver not installed. i tried several actions to make the on-board audio to work, including buying a sound card (whose driver keeps failing to install), updating win xpro. in the process, i lost even sounds from the usb audio. opening the volume control, i get the "no mixer device installed" is the error message.

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This sound like a operating system corruption. You will have to install the windows disc and try to do a repair of the system. If the repair fails and you cannot get the sound to work. You will have to reinstall windows. These corruptions happen due to downloading programs that do not work well with the operating system. You can try removing all the new programs, you installed before the problem appeared.See if that returns the sound operation to normal. If not you can also try a restore windows to a earlier set-up with the windows restore point. If Have done a back-up of your system.This may also restore the sound to normal operation. If all this fails you probably have a bad motherboard that has lost the functional operation of the sound circuits. You may need a new motherboard. If this is the problem. You can go on the motherboard maker website and look into the frequently asked questions and troubleshooting sections and see if this is a known problem with you motherboard model. See if they have a solution. I hope this information helps you with your problem.

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