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I have a AD305 system audio, software does not fit window xp

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  • Oi812 Mar 31, 2008

    when i try and install the software that came with the speakers it can't detect the speakers as being connected--software loaded fine with windows 98. I now have windows xp.

  • pjohnson102 Nov 26, 2008

    Is it true Altec ADA-305 Speakers won't run with Windows XP on a Dell?

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You don't need the software ... hold "center" button to activate or de-activate Pro Logic Mode. That's all.

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Free download audio driver


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question / exclamation? ! mark or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers
If your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
or you might download slimdrivers.
Rather doing a driver hunt
http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Note: it will find all of your outdated drivers
This is a free driver solutions
which will automatically search for and find the correct driver
You will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.
Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.
It might take some time being free
also
http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html
Just type in what you want or need be specific you might have to try a few times to get it right.
Tick in either the all software or the windows software box.
IE: Motherboard name sound drivers
http://download.cnet.com/drivers-for-free/3000-18512_4-75548155.html
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8 free drivers
http://download.cnet.com/drivermax/3000-18513_4-10572602.html
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 free driver program

Oct 27, 2013 | Bose Computer Speakers

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Rear connection on this product


If you are running Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP make sure the speaker setup is correct. It is possible that during an installation of another program that the speakers software setup was changed causing issues with your sound. To do this follow the below steps.

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Open "Sounds and Multimedia Properties" or "Sounds and Audio Devices" in Control Panel.
  3. Click the "Audio" tab.
  4. In the Audio tab click the "Advanced" button under "Sound Playback."
  5. In the Advanced Audio Properties window make sure your speaker setup is correct. If you're not sure what to set this setting as, set it to the default "Desktop Stereo Speakers" option.
  6. If you changed this setting click "Apply" and close out of all windows.

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May 28, 2012 | Computer Speakers

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My computer audio does not work


There are a number of different reasons why your computer may no longer give sound. If you have this problem, read on to learn how to diagnose the problem and resolve your PC's loss of sound.
Instructions Things You'll Need

  • Driver and Application Recovery CDs
  • Updated sound driver software

Check the Speaker Connections and Volume Control Settings
    • Verify that the lack of sound is not due to faulty speaker connections. A simple way to test it is to substitute the speaker connection with headphones and see if you get any sound.
    • Open the volume control window by clicking your "Start" button and then "All Programs." Click "Accessories," then "Entertainment," then "Volume Control." Alternatively, just click on the speaker icon that's in your System Tray.
    • Check the volume and mute settings. If any of the mute check boxes have been checked, uncheck them. If this doesn't work, read on.
    Perform a System Restore If Necessary
    • If the sound has been audible from your computer's speakers and is suddenly lost, you may need to perform a System Restore. Click on the " Start" button and then "All Programs."
    • Click on "Accessories," then "System Tools," then "System Restore."
    • Complete the System Restore Wizard. If this doesn't work, read on.
    Delete and Reinstall the Original Sound Drivers
    • Deleting and reinstalling your sound driver may resolve the problem. Your sound driver may have been corrupted or may be missing. The result of this is that the restore utility menu won't be available. For Windows XP, follow these steps.
    • Click on your "Start" button. Click on "Control Panel" and then "System." Next, click on "Hardware," then "Device Manager, then "Sound, Video and Game Controllers."
    • Click on a sound device named in the Device Manager, and then press the Delete key on the keyboard. Click "OK" in the window that appears. Remove all the listed sound devices i this way EXCEPT Audio Codec and Legacy Audio Drivers.
    • Restart your computer. Reinstall the deleted drivers using the Driver and Application Recovery CDs that came with your Windows XP system.
    • Visit your computer manufacturer's official website. Check for any updated sound driver software for your sound card. If any, download them along with the installation instructions.


I hope this information will be helpful. Thank you for using FixYa!

Jun 08, 2011 | Toshiba Computer Speakers

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Need to find drivers for Juster SP-221 speakers (Windows XP). Thank you!


if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager sound video and game controllers could be a yellow question mark? right click to re-install drivers
click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers make sure you have selected the
(((appropriate speakers))) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settings there
cnetdowload.com if these drivers are not suitable on the home page you should see the download software finder under that there will be a list platform, category sub category price from the category drop down list select drivers then from the price drop down list select free or which ever applies to your need
http://download.cnet.com/Realtek-AC-97-Driver-Windows-98-Me-2000-XP-2003/3000-2120_4-10238712.html

http://download.cnet.com/Realtek-High-Definition-Audio-Codec-Windows-Vista-Windows-7-32-bit/3000-2120_4-10788600.html

http://download.cnet.com/Realtek-High-Definition-Audio-Codec-Windows-Vista-Windows-7-32-bit/3000-2120_4-10788600.html

http://www.freeware-downloads.com/soundmax_integrated_digital_audio_driver_v.htm
SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio Driver v hope one of these helps

May 23, 2011 | Juster SP-225 Computer Speakers

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My processor is amd athlon and the operation system is windows xp the sound is not coming from speakers.


Chance a port of the speakers to have a try,then if any speaker Access Port is OK ,then we can confirm it is a software problem of the speaker port drive.
Download a Realtek High Definition Audio Driver Update or installed pack from the mainboard manufacture's Official Website,update the sound drive.

Jun 02, 2010 | Computer Speakers

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No Audio Device?


Check in hardware manager that the audio system has been installed and is working. If it does not show in hardware manager, check in the system BIOS that the audio system is turned on. If turning on the audio system does not work, uninstall any drivers for the audio system and re-install the correct drivers. If you are using Windows XP, try and get the update software to install the updated drivers for you otherwise, go to the Dell website, input the PC's model and revision numbers and download the drivers from there.

Dec 19, 2009 | Dell A525 Computer Speakers

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Connected to laptop with vista via USB connection to speakers - NO sound


A letter from Altec: E-mail from Altec Lansing explaining how to use the ACS 495 speakers with Windows XP and Vista: "These speakers require no special drivers or software to work properly. At the current time we do not have AMS software or an USB audio device driver compatible with Windows XP or Vista. There are no plans at this time to develop this software. Your speakers will work with Windows XP & Vista. Just make sure you use the audio cable from the back of the subwoofer to the audio or sound out port of your sound card. Do not use the USB cable. Sound does not come through the USB port The USB cable just allows you to use the AMS software. This software gives you some control over some of the sound features. The same functionality of the AMS software can be gotten by using the buttons on the speakers and the volume control software that comes with your Windows system. If you double click the speaker icon from the system tray, that will open this software up. With the USB connector removed or the computer turned off, STEREO or PRO LOGIC modes can be selected by depressing and holding the center control down for approximately three seconds. The mode selected will be indicated by the color of the LED on the front right speaker. When the light glows yellow it is in the STEREO mode. When the light is green it is in the PRO LOGIC mode."

Nov 09, 2009 | Altec Lansing ACS 495 Computer Speakers

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Window media player will not read my speakers


the problem is not a software problem with the speakers...

if your computer has onboard sound you may need to disable this before your external speakers will work...

on your operating system find sounds and audio devices (under control panel on xp)

good luck, rate if helpful

Oct 27, 2009 | Dell A215 Computer Speakers

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No sound coming from speakers


better search for the driver for the hardware you install for sound there are different drive as you mention that you have win XP so search for the driver accrording to the operating system you are using see for both hardware as well software issue for more problem do consult you nearest autorised service centre for help or do visit the microsoft web site for more help so untill then see you sir hope you will find the solution for your problem

May 24, 2009 | Creative Labs Computer Speakers

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Dell speakers


Chances are that when you deleted Soundmax, you deleted the drivers as well. I am going to assume that you 'deleted' the "Soundmax" entry from your Add/Remove Programs console or chose "Uninstall" from the Soundmax folder in your start menu.

The problem is not your speakers. The problem is the audio hardware. I'm willing to bet that you don't have any drivers installed for your Soundmax audio hardware.

More often than not, when you uninstall the software for your audio hardware, it also removes the drivers for the audio hardware.

I would try re-downloading the drivers for your Soundmax hardware and reinstall them.

Soundmax Drivers:
http://www.techspot.com/drivers/driver/file/information/3312/

I am also aware that this Soundmax chip was licensed to a different company by Realtek. (They designed the chip.) You can also try the Realtek AC'97 audio chip drivers. There may be a few differences in the way the software works, though. Here you go:
http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=23&PFid=23&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false#AC

I myself would recommend the Realtek Drivers. However, I also have an experience with this particular chipset where I installed the drivers in Windows XP Service Pack 1 or below and they worked just fine. But if I installed the drivers in Windows XP Service Pack 2, the system just reboots itself over and over again unless I use Safe Mode and uninstall the drivers.

Instead of fighting with that issue, however... I just put in a different soundcard and deactivated the onboard audio hardware in the motherboard's BIOS.

Just a heads up on that...

Good luck with this. Let us know what happens if you need more help.

Cyryl

Nov 04, 2007 | Computer Speakers

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