|"Yes it could. You can get relatively decent sound cards these days for dirt cheap. It might just be worth getting a new card instead of the headache of troubleshooting a faulty onboard card"|
- Thanks for the advice, I will probably end up doing that if I can't figure this out soon. Thank you.
"Go to Control Panel > Sound & Audio Devices, click on the Audio tab. Is there anything listed for "Sound playback"?
1. go to the HP site & download the Conexant High-Definition Audio Driver, 2008-08-05 , Version:188.8.131.52 B, 22.41M, sp40170.exe
2, once you have it, unpack it - the folder will be sp40170
3. open the folder & double click on Setup.exe "
- There is nothing listed for "Sound Playback". It says "no audio devices are installed"
I tried your suggestions with the download and get an error that says "Driver Installation Failed: Could not find the device for this driver"
Still not working but thank you for your time and help.