sound card/mixers?

February 17, 2010 at 05:58:24
Specs: Windows XP professional, 480mb
My sisters harddrive crashed, and my friend put a different operating system in it, and everything works but the sound. When I click on system sounds, it does nothing but gives me an error saying sound card may be busy. If, I click on advanced volume control in the control panel, it says I don't have any active mixers installed. Could you please tell me if I need a driver, mixer, or a whole new sound card...and if so, where do I go to get it/them preferrably free. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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#1
February 17, 2010 at 09:58:57
More info needed:

1) Brand & model number of computer
2) Laptop or PC
3) Operating system


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#2
February 17, 2010 at 10:29:26
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
brand was northgate, but is considered a custome built, or rebuilt one now, i think, and is a pc...

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#3
February 18, 2010 at 07:12:44
... go to "start" run (type) devmgmt.msc [press enter]

... see any yellow markers?

... if so download this (freeware): System Spec

http://www.alexnolan.net/software/s...

... download @ bottom of page

... download, save then open/run it and click the sound icon and post back sound card details ......thx


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#4
February 18, 2010 at 12:07:33
I tried running system spec, but it keeps giving me error report and won't run.

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#5
February 18, 2010 at 13:03:54
... have you extracted it from the zip file first if you downloaded the zip file?


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#6
February 18, 2010 at 13:55:24
yes i did

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#7
February 18, 2010 at 23:04:52
... download and try the "exe" file

... or ... download, save + run this: http://www.astra32.com/download.htm

... continue... post back sound chip details


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#8
February 19, 2010 at 09:40:47
The astra program worked, this is what comes up under sound:

sound chip vendor silicon integrated system
sound chip sis 7012 audio codec



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#9
February 19, 2010 at 12:22:26
... click here then check/tick the agreement select xp to continue and click/highlight with cursor to download

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