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Pc audio after formatting hard drive on pc i have found that i no longer have any audio capabilities,but everything else still works as normal,

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Re: pc audio

You need a driver for the sound card

do you know the make/model of the card?

if you want you can remove the card and get the details from it
i will get you the driver or if its on board sound then i need to motherboard number

just give me either details Im waiting to help you !

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Re: pc audio

There are some questions that still need to be answered. Is the hard drive your primary volume (C:\ drive)? Is your sound a seperate component (like a PCI card) or built onto the motherboard (onboard)?

The short answer is that you'll need to manually add the drivers for the sound. Your operating system is normally able to detect plug & play (PnP) devices but not always. If you're running Windows open up your Control Panel (Start > Control Panel) and then double-click on the System icon. Next open the Hardware tab and click on the Device Manager button. Look for any unknown devices. The will have a yellow question mark next to them. If there's only one, chances are good that it's your sound card. Double-click on it to bring up the properties and click on the "Update Driver" button. You can try to let Windows automatically search for the best driver, but it's probably already done that and failed. So, you just need to tell Windows that you want to manually choose and install it yourself. Choose "Sound, Video & Game Controllers" and then when the available list comes up click on "Have Disk" and point to where you have the driver.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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