Just installed new Encore ENM232-8VIA sound card. Used Encore supplied CD to do install.. DM says it's working. Drivers installed. BUT got no sound.(Speakers are plugged and on.) Called Encore "Support". Said - no idea why but try reinstalling card to new PCI slot. Did that. Still no sound. Removed hardware and let Windows do it's thing at reboot, but still no sound. Ideas how to fix? I'm a novice.
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Hi bud , Go to your Sound Controler's Website , for example www.altinex.com And search for Downloads and Drivers for your Sound Card you have , Then you can download and install the latest one's supplied from there site , Hope you come right Happy new year :)
use the line out or earphone plug and connect it to a receiver or other amp to check if it gives music.
do you see a loudspeaker icon on the right down side of the task bar? if yes then at least internally windows has recognized your system has a sound device.(which does not mean it has to work properly ;-)
if not, go through hardware detection( see the settings section: right-click on start button, goto settings, choose system or hardware icon then, next: device manager, double-click) wait if it shows any unknown devices, let it scan for drivers on the windows-cd or install cd for audio-card or the support-cd of the mainboard, install, reboot and sound check again,
if still the prob, please come back to fixya giving more details(model, mainboard, soundcard and operation system version)... good luck
When you install the sound card drivers, they disable ALL motherboard sound functions, and enable them on the sound card, meaning you can do the same things, with better quality, you just need to connect everything to the soundcard or it won't work. SO then you cannot connect any sound to the front of the computer anymore, but a soundcard should have plenty of connections on the back side of the PC.
From what I understood from your story, you switched cassette players AND installed a sound card. If I were you I'd first install the sound card drivers, then try to play audio with the old cassette player, and see wether that works. If it does, your new cassette player has another (if at all) output than the old one. Then you'll just have to use the old one. If it does not work, your soundcard is the problem, which seems a bit odd. Soundcards are usually meant to do more than on-board sound, not less. I'd contact your manufacturer and ask wether it's normal this doesn't work, or that the card's broken.
You probably need to update or inatall a driver for your sound card. If your Compaq came with the Creative Sound Blaster you can get the driver from www compaq.com or from Creative.com If not you have to find the model number for your sound card
ur motherboard has a disk containing the drivers needed for components like the vga card.. sound card (if integrated onto the motherboard), local area network (LAN) etc..to work.. this disk probably came along with ur computer.. unfortunately.. when you formatted th hard drive and reinstalled windows u got rid of all these drivers and they must be re-installed in order for these components to work..
if there is no disk present you can download drivers straight from the manufacturers website by typing in th make and model name of the sound card..or of the motherboard if p.c has a soundcard integrated onto the motherboard) into the address bar (the bar at the top normally..this begins with http://) you can find these details by going to start > all progs > system tools > system information > components > sound.. this will display the name and model etc of th card.. once on the manufacturers website there is usually a link for downloads to follow..
alternatively go to start > control panel > system > hardware > open "device manager" > once open look in the list for any yellow explanation marks anywhere..right click on any item showing this and delete..then restart the pc.. once it has restarted th pc will automatically detect new hardware and look for drivers.. often the best move now would be to rollback the drivers when given the option but this wont work after a disk format because th format clears th hard drive of everything..including updates and drivers so.. if you DO have a disk supplied with your pc carrying the required drivers (most new pc's will have this supplied with several other disks required to install software or applications...... this is far the easiest method of installing drivers