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Hello i have a targa traveller 811 i installed a new hard drive and reinstalled windows xp on it. if I check my computer it says i don't have a soundcard installed. is that possible ?? it's not showing up in the apparatus status either. grtz

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A hard drive has nothing to do with a sound card EXCEPT it stores the driver which tells the sound card how to work. The issue is most likely that you don't have the driver for the sound card. If you had sound before than this is the problem. Go to computer manufacturer web site and download the driver.

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