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Do I need a driver for my speakers?

So I just re-formatted my home-made computer- in hindsight... I probably didn't prepare as much as I thought I did. In any event, I got everything up and running, my old version of windows XP pro installed back up, beginning to get all my updates (including SP2) re-installed, and although I have all the cables hooked up... my speakers on my monitor won't go anymore. Kind of a bummer. Maybe do I need a driver? If anything came WITH the monitor 4 years ago... I don't have it any more. Why won't my speakers recognize??

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  • BetsieH Jan 21, 2008

    Of course, I'm at a different computer this instant, but does it matter that when I plug in USB headphones, I get sound out of them? Do they use the same driver as my monitor would, or would they have their own driver?

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    I have the exact same problem!!



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Ok " if your sound card is built in to the board and you put in a
PCI sound card in , you have to go into Bios and reset it for pci.

When you start your computer up look on the monitor , it will tell you to hold down a certain key to to get in to Bios , then you can reset it.

also you can find out what sound card you have and down load the driver from that Company.
go to there web site.

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Your speakers will only function with an audio input from the PC.
So the sound card needs its driver.
If it is an onboard[part of the mother board] sound card then it resides on the utilities disk or you can download it typically Realtek 97 seems common here.
If the card is an separate entity [in a PCI slot t]then check out where the driver is for that -on a CD somewhere in your pile I guess.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

  • john ash
    john ash Jan 21, 2008

    The sound card driver activies auio
    The route the audio takes to the out put device is something else.
    So if your USB cans get the sound - the soundcard/driver is not an issue. The speakers in the monitor can be passive- that is it reys on the computer sound system for volume muting and all that.
    or they can 'active'- that is need software to pass through the monitors system.
    You can deterimie which way by checking if the monitor has sound controls- if it has then you need to a driver to fire up the moniter



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