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I have no sound on my desk top computer. When I am in sound and audio devices the windows are gray and I can not clik into the Advance dialogue box.

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  • jklar52 Apr 18, 2008

    I have a gateway and am using windows xp, this is not a driver problem!!!!!

  • jklar52 Apr 18, 2008

    I have a gateway desk top and I just replaced the motherboard. It was working fine, I think it is a connection issue.

  • jklar52 Apr 18, 2008

    I installed the motheboard myself, do you think I am that stupid to not go over this recommendation myself.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    i had the same problem all i had to do was search for the model of my mother board and i was able to download the drivers either for xp or vista.microsoft update might give you the driver, but it eont be as goood as from you manufacture.


    ps..Make sure they are the lates drivers that you istall and don't run Antivirus Sofware in the background

  • Emelio Navaja
    Emelio Navaja May 11, 2010

    Please tell the model of your motherboard or computer.

    it help to solve your probelms

  • Emelio Navaja
    Emelio Navaja May 11, 2010

    Please tell the model of your motherboard or computer.

    it help to solve your probelms

  • Emelio Navaja
    Emelio Navaja May 11, 2010

    Please tell the model of your motherboard or computer.

    it help to solve your probelms

  • Emelio Navaja
    Emelio Navaja May 11, 2010

    Please tell the model of your motherboard or computer.

    it help to solve your probelms

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Hello,

If it is a connection issue then, then connect your speaker in then back ports of the of the motherboard, connect in green slot circle.
else, if still problem continue then check the motherboard manual for sound connection and the check also the speaker if it working properly.

Or then reinstall the correct driver of the audio.

may this help, melnavz

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It might be a sound drivers problem, sometime windows XP or Vista does not install the sound drivers automatically , you need to place the installation CD which you get along with the motherboard and install the sound drivers

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I have no sound on my pc


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Driver software to audio may not be installed in your system. Check whether it displays any audio hardware by opening its device manager Tab. To get into this option, Right clik the My Computer Icon, clik on Hardware tab on the pop up window, and click Device Manager tab. You can see all the installed hardware there. Check whether there is any audio devices installed. If installed, you can see it here. If not, there will be a quistion mark against audio devices. OK.

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What to do when no audio/sound after computer reformat


Normally, when you buy a computer, whether desk top or lap top, there's an installation disk that accompanies the unit. This is a moterboard installaer. all the drivers needed by the motherboard is in this disk, but most of the time, the retailers will not give this to you unless you ask for it. This is needed to ensure that the right drivers installed will be compatible with your motherboard, especially during formatting or re-formatting prcess. So if you have recently formatted your computer and there's no sound you can just install the motherboard drivers from the installer then presto, all your needed drivers are installed. But if you don't have the installation disk or mis placed it already, then use the following tips to troubleshoot your audio problems. I hope this will help.
Tip #1. Before formatting your computer, whether a desk top or a lap top, make sure to back up your drivers using programs such as "driver genius", "driver checker" or "driver magician" . These programs can be downloaded freely from their respective sites as "Trial Versions". Download and install any of these programs. Any way, although it's only a trial version, you can use all the function of the program, especially the 'back up driver' function. Make sure to back up your drivers to a location not to the disk/drive that you are going to reformat, otherwise it will be erased during formatting. Use a removable disk/drive or USB to back up your drivers. You can now reformat your computer. After reformat, try to check if there is a sound coming out from your speakers. If no sound is coming out then there must be a problem with the audio drivers. To make sure what is causing the problem, try the following troubleshooting guides ; 1) Click 'start', then 'control panel', double click 'sounds and audio devices', if it says that there is no audio device present, then the problem is on the multi-media device driver. 2) If there is a mult- media device present( ex.AC 97), then the problem is on the audio driver.Whichever the case maybe, double click the 'system' from 'control panel' then click the 'hardware' then 'device manager'. From the device manager, click on the sound, video and game controllers. Right click on the audio device( ex. realtek audio), then click update driver. The hardware & update wizzard will appear, click on 'install from a specified location', click 'next', then specify the folder where you stored your back up drivers, specifically your audio device driver, click 'ok' then the old audio driver will be re installed. Try playing a sound from your computer after reboot.
Tip #2. If after trying the first option and still no sound is produced, try to re install your old drivers using the program you used to back up your drivers by using the 'restore driver' option. make sure to specify the location of your back up driver when prompted. After re installing re boot then play a sound.
Tip #3. If upon restoring the back up drivers, still no sound is produced, go to the windows update using internet explorer browser. After checking your system for critical updates, a run down of updates will be posted, check if there's an update for your audio device driver, select he update then click '
ok'. Re boot your system then play asound.
Tip #4. Before doing all the other tips make sure to check if your connections are in tack, sometimes the problem is only a loose connection of the speaker jacks, or for lap top make sure that your speakers are not in a mute mode or off position.

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You will need to visit the Compaq website and download the audio drivers for your computer. The audio drivers can also be found on the CD disk that came with your computer.
When on the Compaq website click their downloads/support button and search for the audio drivers using the model number of your computer.

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Run windows update, then follow the directions below.
First verify you see a small sound icon in the Systray . If this icon is missing follow the below section
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4. If you were able to check this box, click ok and close out of this window and the Control Panel.
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hi,

to fix the audio issues please perform the below steps.

1. check the volume settings. this can be checked by clicking on the volume icon on the right side of the taskbar. it can alos be accessed through control panel by selecting sounds and audio devices option.

2. reinstall the audio drivers from device manager.
you can download and install a fresh copy from below link
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3. if you have started facing this issue recently restore the system to a backdate when the system was working fine.
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You will want to check a few settings in the control panel of your computer.

1. Click "Start" --> "Control Panel". If your using Windows XP, I recommend you click "Switch to Classic view". Double-click on "Sounds and Audio Devices". First, make sure the volume is not muted. Then click on the "Audio" tab. Make sure there are devices listed, and that they are not grayed out. You may try clicking "Use only default devices". Click apply and test the sound again. If this does not work, uncheck the box and click apply again.

2. The problem may be with your audio drivers. Do a google search for "realtek generic audio driver", or click this link Realtek '97 audio driver.

Download the driver and install it. This will install generic drivers for sound cards, which work with many different brands. Try the sound again and see if this works.

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