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No audio after windows xp install

September 1, 2006 at 15:14:21
Specs: Windows XP, AMD

I just installed windows xp on a new hard drive after my old one failed. Same computer--new hard drive. I discovered I now have no sound. I checked under the control panel/sounds and audio devices/volume and it says "no audio device". There is not even the Microsoft start up or shut down sound. The midi music playback default device is MPU-401. The computer is five years old, and five years ago was the last time we installed xp. I honestly can't recall if we had to install something for audio or not. I'm computer literate to the point that I can operate my specific graphic design programs very well. But as for the ins and outs of how the computer works, I need advice. Any would be appreciated. The speakers, by the way, are fine. The sound is not set to mute.


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#1
September 1, 2006 at 15:47:56

You have to install the audio drivers.....

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#2
September 1, 2006 at 15:50:59

Have you tried Everest yet to ID your hardware?

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

You live,you learn,then you die with the knowledge.


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#3
September 1, 2006 at 16:25:59

I found a Santa Cruz CD among my installations CDs from when we first got the computer. I installed the program and when I ran the sound check it said "unable to detect Santa Cruz. It failed all steps of the sound check. I guess I'll have to purchase a new sound card????

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#4
September 1, 2006 at 16:35:03

Santa Cruz sound drivers

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Santa+Cruz+sound+drivers

You live,you learn,then you die with the knowledge.


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#5
September 1, 2006 at 16:36:52


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#6
September 1, 2006 at 17:36:40

Makw 'sure' that it's a Santa Cruz sound card before you waste too much time. See response #2.

Do yourself a favor BACKUP!


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#7
September 1, 2006 at 17:40:25

OK--I don't think it's a Santa Cruz sound card as I did not see that name in the everest report.

Is this the information I need:

Windows Audio

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Device Identifier Device Description
midi-in.0 0001 0067 MPU-401
midi-out.0 0001 0066 MPU-401
wave-in.0 0001 0050 Modem #1 Line Record
wave-out.0 0001 0051 Modem #1 Line Playback


PCI / PnP Audio

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Device Description Type
SiS 7012 Audio Device PCI


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#8
September 1, 2006 at 18:06:32

yikes, me thinks thou dost have a crappy motherboard!

http://driver.sis.com/audio/7012/a12112d.zip


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#9
September 1, 2006 at 18:30:17

Yep--it's five years old--what can I say. BUTTTTTTTTTT--money is very tight and I have to gimp this one along until I can afford a new one. So, you think downloading that driver will cure the problem?
Oh--I forgot to say that I can still access my "bad" hard drive, with much difficulty, and when I start the computer using that drive, the sound is fully functional. What do you make of that?

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#10
September 1, 2006 at 18:35:07

Just click on the above link...it's a direct download. Once you've got it, simply unzip it & install.

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#11
September 1, 2006 at 18:50:13

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! It worked like a charm!

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