K9VGM-V Mobo, AMD 6400+, Realtek ALC883 on-board sound, XP Service Pack 2
No sound. Enabled BIOS, latest drivers. Device Manager has no exclamation points, but opening up "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers" to the "Realtek HIgh Definition Audio" tab reveals no "Properties" sub-tab. Plus, unable to uninstall driver for a bootup to try again, it says the system "may be using it for startup" (Huh?). Going into "Sounds and Audio Devices" in Control Panel, the "Volume" tab is grayed out, saying "No audio device detected."
I have another machine with an identical board, and identical configuation, which works perfectly.
This board seems to have an issue after installing 4gb of ram after swapping out 1gb of transcend ram and installing 2x 2gb kingston the audio device disappears, swap the ram back and the problem goes away, to further complicate things it seems that kingston and transcend ram doesn't play nice together in this board having one of each results in no post and a ram related beep code as of yet I have not been able to produce the bios settings to allow the two sticks to play nice together maybe somebody else can help out on this one!
So either lose a stick of ram or install a sound card and have your system become considerably unstable
I had the same problem it turned out that my old sound drivers were still on my harddrive and it caused a conflict, what i did.right clicked my computer / properties / hardware tab / device manager / opened up my sound video and game controllers and deleted media controller and all files relating to sound codecs and drivers i then switched off pc then restart it, it detected new hardware and installed the drivers again from off the disk that came with the motherboard, and it worked perfectly hope this helps
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You'll want to verify that the onboard audio is enabled within the bios first, beyond that the audio codecs for that mobo should be the Realtek AC97 drivers, go to this link to obtain them. You have a choice of two - the AC97 standard codecs or the HD codecs (I would probably try the HD codecs first). I would also be curious as to whether the audio hardware is showing up in the device manager at all (especially if it has the yellow exclamation point next to it).
Based on what you posted about a bios update being the catalyst I would definitely check the onboard audio enabled within the bios option first...
Please post a little more info (especially about what the device manager says) or your results from the reinstall of the AC97 drivers...
Go to your device manager (windows key+break, device manager is on the left) and under "Sound, video and game controllers" will be "Realtek High Definition Audio" which has the yellow exclamation mark. Right click it and select uninstall. Reboot, and Windows should detect new hardware. If Windows doesn't automatically install the proper driver, the latest one can be downloaded from Realtek at the following link:
Try updating your bios to latest revision then using the windows update with it set to get updates other than mmicrosoft products (like microsoft update used to do instead of windows update in XP) this may work. Seems to with alot of the older boards i build systems with
Have you Reset you BIOS,because after you build a machine up,the Bios has to be set to Default,and were you grounded with a arm band when you put the parts together?,During the assembly it is paramount that you wear a grounded arm band so that your body electrical discharge does not interfere with the components,you probably have a hardware/software conflict.some thing in the BIOS is most likely left on.or set to hardware.
The most common solution was this: open device manager click
"system devices" disable "microsoft UAA bus driver for high definition
audio" uninstall "UAA bus driver" make rescan devices (Note: Not all
had this step. You may want to skip it.) D.W. install realtek driver
the realtek driver includes the UAA driver too.Hope this