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No sound on my computer.

Hello, I bought my computer approximately may 2007 and since downgrading from Windows Vista to windows XP I have no sound or any sound drivers. I looked up my computer on the U.S. website and they didn't even list my computer. I also looked on the U.K. version of the site where it did actually list my computer. I have downloaded the sound driver that it has told me to download but still no sound.

My computer is an E-machines E4216. The original operating system was Windows Vista Home Basic but it is now Windows XP I think it is Home Pack 2 although I am not 100% sure.

Please help it is driving me crazy not having any sound!

Thanks

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  • gremlinjen Jun 13, 2008

    How do you do check the BIOS settings?

  • gremlinjen Jun 13, 2008

    The speakers are working like clockwork checked them with my mp3 player the other day. I'm just trying to download drivers from emachines again to see if they will work or if i missed any

  • gremlinjen Jun 13, 2008

    when i press f1 it comes up with internet explorer options, and when i press esc or delete nothing happens

  • gremlinjen Jun 13, 2008

    Hello everyone THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!!!!!! I now have sound!!!

  • gremlinjen Jun 13, 2008

    The problem was that I hadn't reinstalled all of the drivers so it wouldn't do any sound not even the start up sounds but now it does everything!

  • gremlinjen Jun 13, 2008

    Hi.



    The problem was that I hadn't reinstalled all of the drivers completely so it wasn't playing anything. I just went to the E-machines website and it had them on there for the right computer. I thought I had installed them all properly but one of them must have been interrupted or something during the installation.



    It baffled me for ages lol

  • gremlinjen Jun 13, 2008

    Hi Midwest-tech



    The drivers u gave me didn't work but it was still helpful because it was something that I hadn't thought of or tried out so Thanks :-)

  • rajender bansal Jun 22, 2008

    NO SOUND

  • mbruchha Jul 07, 2008

    Well. I have similar problem with my
    Realtek ALC883 Soundcard. After installing of Vista Service Pack I don't have sound anymore. Tryed already many different sound drivers, no solution. Does anyone have a great idea for me???


  • lisol Jan 02, 2009

    Hello, I bought my computer approximately may 2007 and since
    downgrading from Windows Vista to windows XP I have no sound or any
    sound drivers. I looked up my computer on the U.S. website and they
    didn't even list my computer. I also looked on the U.K. version of the
    site where it did actually list my computer. I have downloaded the
    sound driver that it has told me to download but still no sound.



    My computer is an HP Pavilion a1345I. The original operating system was
    Windows XP I think it is Home
    Pack 2 although I am not 100% sure.



    Please help it is driving me crazy not having any sound!



    Thanks

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My e-mail address ofori812003@yahoo.com
Please i uses an intel(r)computer pentitum III and the sound in computer does not comes from my speakers.So kindly give me get a solution to my problem.Thanks.
Francis is my name and a Ghanaian.

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Well your audio is realtek ac 97 alc883 im pretty sure this is the driver right here CLICK HERE


originally on vista it was RealTek HD Audio R154

realteks website was down so i couldnt get you the latest realtek hd audio drivers for xp. but please try those drivers and let me know if it works.

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 13, 2008

    these ones are also drivers for alc883 you can try if the other one doesnt work CLICK HERE


  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 13, 2008

    what was the problem was it your speakers or did you need to restart? feed back would be great.

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Interesting. You did install the driver after downloading didn't you? Because if not, you need to.
On my computer (is at least 5 years old) it does not have sound after being on for too long. A simple reboot fixes that for me.
Also, check your speakers. Test them with something else, like an MP3 player, or some other computer to ensure they're working.

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The drivers are not available XP on the net, you could contact emachine live chat during the day or submit to them a request for it. Another option is to purchase a 20$ sound card and use that. That is what I would do.
Good luck,
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Check the BIOS settings in your computer to see if the sound was turned off.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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    Tim Babcock Jun 13, 2008

    Usually the F1, esc key, or the delete button will trigger the BIOS setup screen to come up when you turn the computer on.



    The screen should tell you which key to press once you turn it on.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jun 13, 2008

    I'm talk about getting out of windows and shutting your computer down.



    Once the power is completely off, wait 30 seconds, turn it on, and the press the appropriate button to get into the BIOS setup.



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