Installed xp, cant get sound.

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bvbpaton Posts 3 Registration date Thursday October 8, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 9, 2009 - Oct 9, 2009 at 12:48 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Oct 9, 2009 at 01:21 PM
Hello, My Pc had vista on it, it stopped working and i decided to just go back to XP as I prefered it anyway, however sincei nstalling XP I realised I can't get sound. It is saying it can't find my audio deivice. I'm Assuming I have to download a driver but i have absolutely no clue which one. I'm not surehow to check which sound card i have the computer is a Packard Bell.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Oct 9, 2009 at 12:54 PM
You can download Belarc Advisor - it should ID your sound card.

https://www.belarc.com/products_belarc_advisor


Good Luck
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bvbpaton Posts 3 Registration date Thursday October 8, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 9, 2009
Oct 9, 2009 at 01:05 PM
Cheers for the reply mate, i used it. im not sure which ones my sound card if any of these.

ATAPI DVD A DH18A1P [CD-ROM drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
ST3160215AS [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, SMART Status: Healthy 768 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 512 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' has 512 MB
Local Drive Volumes


c: (NTFS on drive 0) 158.47 GB 153.38 GB free
h: (NTFS on drive 0) 1.57 GB 1.38 GB free
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Oct 9, 2009 at 01:10 PM
Look in the Multimedia section.

My computer lists this chip
Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller

You then need to go to the manufacturers web site to download a new driver.

Good Luck
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bvbpaton Posts 3 Registration date Thursday October 8, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 9, 2009
Oct 9, 2009 at 01:11 PM
Sorry for being a pest here, but in multimedia section its saying none detected? The sound worked fine when i was on vista.
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Oct 9, 2009 at 01:21 PM
The sound chip must not be in the list of devices that Belarc can detect. There are new generation sound chips that do NOT have Windows XP drivers. This is a common problem with laptops that are downgraded from VISTA to XP. The solution might be to upgrade to Windows 7.
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