Just recently I had someone install a new hardrive on my laptop and when I got it back the sound would not work through the speakers or headphones. I've tried reinstalling drivers and even had it checked internally to make sure nothing was disconnected. Does this mean I need a new sound card?? can I install it myself?? or do I just need a new laptop?
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Sounds like you have the wrong driver for your sound card. What is the make and model of your laptop? Usually manufacturer's such as dell, gateway, etc have a site where you can get the drivers for your particular laptop. Another thing to try is to go to device manager (varying from win xp,vista,mac osx etc) to roll back the driver to an older version. If it is win vista/7 then you can uninstall from here and win7 will automatically install the driver for you.
After reinstalling/installing an Operating System you can lose the Audio Drivers or sometimes they just corrupt.. Try reinstalling the Audio Drivers from the disk provide with your P.C./Laptop. If you no longer have the disk just visit the website of the makers of your P.C./Laptop or Motherboard and download the Audio Drivers from there, after that install them.
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Unfortunately, you may have to upgrade. Depending how old your system is typically you need to upgrade every 3 to 4 years. You might upgrade your RAM. When you turn on your computer wait at least 5 minutes for all your drivers to load. If you open up an application before they load it may cause a conflict and not load all drivers. Make sure your not connected to the Internet. When your connected to the Internet all your programs that are not set up to not look for updates will. You wont even know that their doing this until it's to late. This is what I would do. Go to your system restore and restore to a point that you knew it was working. When you look at your restore options it will give you a list by day what was added. Just look at these day's and try and remember what you installed before this started happening. You're having a conflicting problem. Now we need to find out where. Feel free to contact me with any other questions. Hope this helps. JimmyC
i think your laptop is recommended for windows xp sp2 ... so if you install the sp2 then the sound may work .... if you have motherboard cd then get it installed tell me your laptop model otherwise exactly i will get you the links to drivers to download...........