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I reinstalled windows xp after erasing all my data it bugged 3 times so i re-re-re formated my pc so now it didnt detect my ethernet and pci drive and also my sound card... i openned up my pc and took out the pci and replaced it a level higher and my pc detected it automatically, i was releived now i have the internet but there was another problem my sound card was not detected it had the yellow triangle with an exclamatin mark on it, and now i have now idea how to get sound?

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  • monke_man Mar 06, 2008

    like what sound card cds???

  • monke_man Mar 06, 2008

    its the first time of like 10 pc boots that bugged my sound, so i dont know what cd

  • Anonymous May 15, 2008

    I have no sound at all. My volume icon doesn't show at the bottom right- hand corner.

  • ocdwl Sep 01, 2008

    I have the same problem, plus I have PCI Device problem and CD/DVD problem. I have the cd's but since my cd/dvd drives don't work I'm stuck. My cd/dvd drives went out when I upgraded iTunes. ITunes have solutions on this but, they didn't work for me. Any help is appreciated.

    Regards!


  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    hp pavilion a730n

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    I have the same problem. i have spent hours on it. I will NEVER buy a Dell Computer again. Waste of money.

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Re-install the sound card drivers with the disc that came with your PC

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

Try going on the manufacturer website and downloading the drivers relevant for your pc, eg dell

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

No disc came with my computer for the sound card. I have the same problem too, and it's really frustrating.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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Hello sparkling202,

• Goto http://www.bootdisk.com/
• Select Windows XP Fresh Install Bootdisk And Bootable CD
(You should be able to format the hd from the bootable cd)

*As a reminder, The format command will ERASE ALL YOUR DATA on the hard drive !

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