I have a compac pressario 6000 series and xp installed and i just booted it up yesterday and then i installed xp back on it, first it didnt detect my sound then i installed my pci drive software, and it didnt detect it. then i opened myy pc and took out the card and placed it back, i have the internet now but not any sound, how do i get sound. i installed my video driver (which is an old 3d prophet 8500) and got updates for the nvidia nforce card thats in the motherboard chip so what do i do???
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Probably the easiest way to repair/replace the boot sector is using an XP install Disk. You need to insert the disk, restart the computer, and begin pressing the F12 Key during Bootup. You should be given a Boot Menu. Select your CD/DVD drive as the drive to boot from. Let windows XP do its setup and you will halt at a screen that gives you a chance to Press R for repair. Press R. You will be in DOS mode with a cursor blinking. Type FIXBOOT and press the enter key. Follow the propmpts.
If this does not fix your boot sector, go through the same whole process again but at the cursor type in FIXMBR and hit the entr key. This is to repair the Master Boot Record.
If neither of these tools get you booted back into Windows, then you could have any one of a number of other issues, It would be difficult to address them all in this forum.
I don't wish to be a doomsayer, but an Inspiron 6000 could easily be 5 years old, the same as the expected normal life of a hard drive.
Boot from your XP install CD and select the option to format the C: drive. If you don't have an install CD, use the "System Restore" CD or DVD that came with your system. These restore your system to factory settings. There're still other ways to format your C: drive, but without either an install CD or restore one, you'll end up with an unusable system after formatting the C: drive. If you use the XP install CD, you'll need to be SURE you have all the drivers for things like your DVD/CD drive, NIC, video, audio, modem, etc.
On *********** board, there will be a battery, take that out and put it back in. if you have the OS disk. put it in. shut off computer, turn it back on press enter to boot from disk. either re format your hdd by deleting the partioned space or repair.
This usually occurs because of corrupted drivers .. you should completely uninstall the sound
card driver, reboot and let windows detect the card and if it's not
plug n play ... install the driver manually, not automatically.