I am trying to upgrade my computer sound card but can't get any sound out of the new card I've installed. I followed manufacturer's instructions to the T (i.e., I removed the new sound card, started in safe mode, removed all things listed in the "Sound" section of the Device Manager, shut down, replaced the sound card, rebooted. This supposedly ensured that the card was installed correctly, but still, no sound. I'm running Windows 2000. It seems that when I try to install the sound card drivers, I get the message that the computer is waiting until the audio drivers are ready ... but they never are ... it just sits there. I've waited at least 15 minutes each time and it's never ready. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem? I'm pretty fed up at this point. By the way, I think the old sound card is integrated with the motherboard, as it was not a separate thing I could remove when I put in my new card. Hope this info helps you to help me.
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Re: sound card problems
Hey Sue, first thing you need to do is press delete when you first switch the pc on to get into the bios, and under usually intergrated deviced, disable the old onboard sound, and save the settings, load windows normally
go into control panel, system, device manager,
double click on any sound related devices that has a yellow tag next to it, and click on update drivers, make sure you have the cd in the drive, and let it search the cd for the drivers, do it for each device with yellow tag and then it should work.
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That.... sounds like a bad capacitor in the audio playback somewhere. Try the VCR 2 PC on a different computer, and see if it's the VCR 2 PC doing it, or, if the problem in in your computer's sound card. I guess here, bc I am not conversant with the device, and am unsure where the analog-to-digital conversion is being done.If it's being done by the computer, then it may be the computer's sound card.
As an old audiophile and electronics technician, popping noises in audio is usually a bad capacitor. If it's not still under warranty, shop fixes can get pricey, fast... unless it's the computer's sound, which can be fixed by disabling the onboard card and installing a new, if it has an onboard.
The problem is not with your speakers.
When you upgrade to a new Operating System, sometimes your hardware is not recognized correctly by the new OS.
In your computer, the sound card is not installed correctly. Search for Windows 7 sound drivers for your sound card and install.
If you think the problem is with your speakers, you can check by connecting them to another computer or an audio device.
If I got your questions clear it might be somethin like upgrading the sound driver of your sound card.
Changes to your operating system or new software may cause conflicts with your sound card or sound card driver. If the manufacturer of your sound card has created a new driver for it, you might solve the problem by installing it. You also might need to upgrade drivers to play sounds in new formats, such as RealAudio. This can only work for latter version of windows from 95 until present.
Sounds like your Video card is not installed properly, you should take it out and then put it back securely into the motherboard. If its installed properly the monitor should come on during the start up screen at least to show the type of video card installed.
Also let me ask what model was your old Video card?
-First try installing the old parts back in that you 'upgraded'.
-Clean the dust out of the case with a vacuum attachment. Go into the bios options and turn off Intel Speed Step, Thermal Monitoring, and Spread Spectrum. If that doesn't help, back up your data and reinstall your operating system making sure to install the drivers for your sound device first to gain a higher interrupt request (IRQ). Stay away from installing bloat ware that came on your computers installation cds. Good luck.
I have no magic solutions for this problem, and I?m guessing you?ve already tried what I?m going to suggest, but if not maybe you should try that:
1. are you using a laptop? The card you?re using might be a Cardbus, which usually isn?t supported by laptops because of BIOS settings.
2. It might also be a driver problem. Disconnect the card, remove it, remove the drivers. Restart the computer and reinstall the drivers. Turn the computer off. Reconnect the card and only then turn the computer on again. Wait a few minutes (sometimes it takes a few minutes for the computer to recognize new software). I don?t know if it would work, but it?s worth giving a shot.