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I've recently installad windows xp 2 my pc but its sound system is not working even when i shut down & start windows. what should i do ?

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YOu should install the audio driver of your sound, if your sound card is buit in to board the model of the mainboard is needed and if it is an add on card then the model of the audio card. If ever you have cd utilities enclosed in your computer then that's the answer. You need to install that in series , Chipset, VGA, Audio, and other related to your system.

if ever you don't have then, post the model i stated above i will search it for you to download.


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Removing the sound drivers In Windows XP, click Start , and right-click My Computer .In indows 95, 98, and Me, right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.Click Properties from the list that appears.In Windows XP, click the Hardware tab, then the Device Manager button.In indows 95, 98, and Me, click the Device Manager In Windows XP, click Uninstall (the small picture of a computer overlaid by an X In Windows 95, 98, and Me, click Remove .Click OK when a warning window appears.Continue to remove sound devices that relate to the audio card brand (not Legacy) until all have been removed. If the device is a combination sound-modem card, remove devices related to the brand name listed under Modem as well.Close all programs and turn off the PC.Back to top Step 2: Disabling on-board sound Skip this step if the PC does not have onboard sound. If PC does have onboard sound, do the following to disable it Turn on the PC and press the F1 key repeatedly at the first logo screen. "Entering Setup" should appear on the screen.In the Setup screen, press the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to highlight Advanced. Press the DOWN ARROW key until Onboard Audio , Onboard Audio Options , or I/O Device Configuration is highlighted, press ENTER .If another menu appears, press the DOWN ARROW key until Onboard Audio codecs or Audio Codec is highlighted, press ENTER .Press the DOWN ARROW key until Disabled is highlighted, press ENTER .Figure 2: Example of one possible Onboard Audio BIOS setting Press F10 , then the Y key, to save the settings and exit.Turn off the power and continue to Step 3.The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along any interior metal edge of the computer.This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a noncarpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.Unplug all cables except for the power. Write down each cable location if you do not already know where it connects.Unplug the power cable and with the power cable removed press the Power button on the front of the PC.Remove the screws on the rear of the PC.Figure 3: Side Panel screws (your PC may be different Slide the side panel off from the rear of the PC.Figure 4: Side Panel removal (your PC may be different Step 4: Removing the sound card Use this section to remove the sound card. If the PC was using onboard sound and you do not have to remove it, skip to Step 5 .Locate the sound card inside computer case. Use the speaker connections on the back as a reference. Disconnect any cables that are plugged into the back and sides of the sound card. Carefully note where each cable was installed.Remove the one screw that holds the sound card to the chassis. If a metal plate covers up the screw, then remove this plate first.Figure 5: Screw that attaches card to case Grasp the sound card by its edges and slide it out of its slot.Figure 6: Card removal If the sound card is a combination sound-modem card, disconnect all cables from the modem and remove it in the same way that the sound card was removed.5: Installing the sound card Insert the new sound card into an open compatible slot. If you have a sound-modem ombination card, insert the new modem card into an open slot as well. Attach the card or cards with one retaining screw. Replace the metal plate if it was used.Connect all the cables back to their original positions : Replacing the cover Replace a side panel by matching the side panel tabs with the tab openings in the case. Figure 7: Side Panel tabs (your PC may be different Insert the side panel and slide it forward.Figure 8: Side Panel insertion (your PC may be different Fasten the screws to secure the side panel.Figure 9: Side Panel screws (your PC may be different Installing the software and drivers for the new card s Connect all cables and turn on the PC Use the software installation instructions that came with the new sound card to install the software. Normally a CD is inserted after Windows finds the new hardware and displays a message.If the new sound card is a replacement for an original card that came with the PC, Windows should find and install the software automatically. If needed, you can install/reinstall the sound software using the HP Application Recovery software that came with your HP or Compaq PC.Original and updated drivers may also exist on the HP Website. After installing the original driver, go to Software and Driver Downloads site and enter your PC model number to find software and driver downloads.f a window appears stating that it needs help finding particular files, place the driver disc from the soundcard manufacturer into a disc drive. If this does not help, browse to the following pathnames, one at a time, until the file is found: C:indows\inf
If the files under these pathnames do not appear, open the C:\ from My Computer . Click Tools , Folder Options , and click the View tab. Remove the checkmarks from Hide protected operating system files , and select Show hidden files and folders . Click OK .Restart the PC and test for sound.

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My name is rascier raymnier i have an omnistudio m-audio but it is not working in windows 7 because is discontinued, i have some years with my m-audio i have bought a new windows 7 laptop and it is...

there is 2 solutions to this problem 1 could be the easiest and best you should search for virtual pc its a free peice of software that is from microsoft with the software you can run any other operating system in conjunction with windows 7 with no problems like xp you just select new hard drive go through the guide there will be a section to choose a operating system to run with the program like xp it will install all for you, you dont even need a install disk for the os.
the other solution is to do a multi boot with 2 operating systems which you run with a disk and install the other os but you will be best with 2 hdd in your systems to do it..

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It has to be have CD Support Utility Disc available of your PC.. Use it to install audio sound card and run it in your PC.
This are free software. Just follow the instruction needed to install high definition audio.
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First of all if this doesn't help you fix your problem. PLEASE do not rate it.
Have your soundcard CD on hand.
1.) Uninstall the software that came with the sound card.
2.) Right click My Computer, select Properties, click on Device Manager button under Hardware tab.
3.) Go down the list to Sound, expand that into a list. Double click Legacy Audio drivers, choose uninstall.
4.) Shut down your PC and at the back of the machine, turn the rocker switch to the 0 or off position. Remove the side cover.You should not see a bright LED light glowing on the mainboard.
5.) Remove the sound card from its current PCI slot and move it down one or up one slot.
6.) Replace the side cover, bootup and press f2, F10 or DEL whichever key gets you into the system bios setup pages. You want to find the Onboard Devices page or page with Onboard Devices listed. Highlight onboard audio or AC'97 and the toggle to disabled. If it is already disabled leave it alone, now go to the exit page and bootup.
7.) When you have your desktop but things are still loading, you may be prompted to install drivers for new hardware. Press Cancel or ESC to back out of the Windows Add New Hardware wizard.
8.) Insert the install CD and allow it to install the drivers and then follow up with the associated programs.
9.) Reboot your computer and insert your analog audio out or spdif out to your speaker system's input panel.

Once you reach your desktop again, double click the volume icon in the system tray and check that the proper sliders are up and not muted.

Go to, Control Panel, Sound and Multimedia. Access the property pages for the speakers and ard. Choose digital output only.

You should be good to go at this point. Insert an Audio CD and you should receive sound once again.

If this doesn't work... still, you have a bad sound card. I've returned two to Creative so far. You will want to contact their support department and request an RMA and refer them to our troubleshooting run down

Good Luck,
REMEMBER, if this hasn't worked please DO NOT rate this solution. There was only a 50/50 chance it would work.

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Windows closing slow means you have a bunch of program that are running in the back ground. Windows has to close each before the system can shut down. To see just what is running in the back ground. Allow windows to completly finish opening. Click the start button, click run. In the window type, msconfig & click ok. System Configuration Utility window will open. Click on the Startup tab. Now you can see just what programs are running in the back ground.
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you might want to downgrade to xp because vista uses alot of ram to run it. you could also get more ram. you need about 1gb and a half to 2 gigs to run most recording softwares and interfaces. i personally use vista cause i lost my xp disk and i got 2 gbs of ram and everything runs great, but if you really want to get into recording do what im doing and save up and buy a mac.

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