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Onboard sound is not working. The setup program for AC97 Sound drivers advises that the BIOS setting is disabled - but its not! I am not sure if there is a jumper on the motherboard to enable disable onboard sound. The motherboard is a GigaByte GA-7DX+ running an AMD Athlon processor.

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Restart your computer.
Enter BIOS-setup mode.
Navigate through the menus to "enable" the onboard audio.

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If the audio was never disabled in the BIOS and assuming you're using Windows, check your audio controls. To check these settings go to the control panel and open the Sounds and Multimedia (or Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices. Then Sounds and Audio Devices) application. Afterward click on the, "Volume" (Or Audio) tab at the top. Now click on the, "volume" button associated with the, "Sound Playback" section. Now make sure your main audio mix is turned up to your desired level.

If your audio is still not playing try changing the, "Default (Playback) Device" for the, "Sound Playback" section. If you have more than one sound source, you could be using the wrong one. Changing the default playback device might send sound to the audio ports you are currently using thus enabling your sound.

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