no sound device

October 14, 2011 at 19:27:50
Specs: Windows XP
no active mixer device or no sound device says my system anytime i want to play music or watch films

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October 15, 2011 at 06:50:09
Anything listed in devicemanager? Is this a brandname system? Did it previously work and suddenly stopped or is this a fresh install of the operating system and you simply lack appropriate sound drivers for the particular hardware?

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October 15, 2011 at 08:17:16
As asked by Richard59,
Is this a proprietary machine? (ie; Brand_Name - Gateway, eMachine, Dell, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Lenovo, Compaq, etc.)

If it is, please post the Make, and the exact Model Number. If there is a Service Tag, post this info as well.

If the machine is a custom built Desktop, what is the Make, Model, and Rev. of the motherboard?

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October 15, 2011 at 08:32:03
The specific model of a brand name system is often shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.

If it's a Dell computer...
Go here for how to find the Service tag "number":

Tell us what it is.

If it's a HP or Compaq computer.....
Go here:
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.

The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.

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