Ive got a packard bell 745 x86 pc, Im having problems with the soundcard, do you know what drivers they use for the sound card. got the pc from pc world about one year ago.deleted everything by mistake, got all other drivers back on just need sound card drivers. Also it looks like the soundcard is built into the motherboard.
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First things first: "work" in giving this away has dodged the "responsible disposal" bullet. Drivers for this unit are probably limited to windows 98 or earlier, as the last Packard-Bell was produced in that era. Drivers for sound in particular were Packard-Bell only, and since they aren't around any more unless you can get your hands on the original installation CD you're out of luck to make the existing soundcard work. You do howrever have the option to install a newer soundcard, that should fix that issue. As for the shutting down, make sure the heatsink has good thermal contact with the processor as it sounds like the processor may be overheating. If there's a fan make sure it is running.
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What you will need to do is open up the computer case and physically remove the soundcard. On the souncard should be a make and model on the circuit board. If you can't see it on the top of the board, it may be on one of the larger integrated circuits (ICs). Most likely it will either be an ESS or Crystal sound card. From there, you can use a service like driverguide.com to find the drivers.
Be sure to firmly seat the card back in when you re-install it. You do not want it half in and half out of the slot, that could damage the computer or soundcard.