How to Detect Sound Card?

May 30, 2006 at 06:18:44
Specs: WinXP, P4

Hi Friends,

I have this computer sent to me from abroad. Every hardware are detected, except for my sound card.

I see that there's a sound card installed 'cause of the ports visible from outside. The issue is windows says that i don't have a soundcard.

The CD for the drivers were lost. I can't open the system unit. I can't find the screws to open it.

Is there a program that could find the driver I need for my computer, particularly for my sound card?

Thanks in advance!


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May 30, 2006 at 06:27:20

Nandy: What do you see when you go to the Control Panel, double click Sounds and Audio Devices Icon and then select the Audio tab? Is the Default Device blank or does it indicate an Audio device?

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May 30, 2006 at 06:31:13

Hi Gilloz,

I checked that before. It has no audio devices installed. I then used the Device Manager and updated the driver from there.

Now, when I look at the sound and audio devices in control panel, it says SIS 7012 Wave. But still, nothing comes out of the speakers even though it's plug into the sound card.

I guess the driver provided by windows wasn't the proper one. What do you suggest...



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May 30, 2006 at 06:46:10

Nandy: Go to THIS WEBSITE and click on Soundcard Drivers on the left panel, go to selection No. 8 and select the driver you need and downloaded it. Hope this helps you.

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May 30, 2006 at 06:52:02

Don't want to bud in where I don't belong, but that's a great website, gilloz......I bookmarked it for future reference. Thanks!


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May 30, 2006 at 06:59:32

Don't consider it budding in. I appreciate your comment. There is no such thing as "where I don't belong". This is an open forum. thanks.

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May 30, 2006 at 07:11:43

If it is integrated audio, you should head for the BIOS and make sure it is enabled for the OS to enumerate it.

Now you don't have to open the case to figure that out, if the audio ports are horizontal [-] you have a PCI card, if vertical [|] then it's integrated.

Next time you should also include the brand name of the computer if it is an OEM system.

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May 30, 2006 at 07:26:24

The only brand name the system unit indicates is NEC. I am not sure. It might be a generic computer.

This came from Japan BTW.

I thought I have heard a program before that could suggest drivers for [all of your hardware


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May 30, 2006 at 07:32:45

NEC what???

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