win xp pro no sound

October 27, 2010 at 14:53:12
Specs: Windows XP, 2 gb
installed new battery now no sound
in controll pan sound says no device found
in device manager says wont start
using a c-media ac97 card (there no help at all)
VIA motherboard they have the down load but its a compressed pdf file (i dont have a clew what that means or what to do with it)
im using an unregistered win xp, so i cant go there
went into the bios and the ac97 (as it shows) is turned on

any ides as to where i turn now thanks john

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October 27, 2010 at 23:42:52
... "pdf file" is a document can be opened with acrobat reader which is a massive download and hogs your system!

... click "start" run (type) devmgmt.msc [press enter]

... do you see any yellow markers?

... in "run" this time (type) mmsys.cpl [press enter]

... untick the "mute" box press "ok" now see if everything is ok

... if not muted click Audio (tab) then under "Sound playback" Default device: click the box and see if you can toggle (<<click) to another device as it may be set to a modem(?) .... "ok"


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October 28, 2010 at 12:49:36
hello mavis
i went to devmgmt.msc and beside sound card is a yellow flag and it says device wont start (code 10)
i went to mmsys.cpl and under audio tab it says no audio device found cant adjust anything
code 10 says a conflict between the card and the drivers
i went to motherboard maker VIA tec and they sent me a driver program (vinyl_v700b) for the c-media ac 97 sound card now
1. how do i install it
2. do i install the whole thing

when i looked at the programs inside the sound card they reported each one is running ok?

thanks again john cameron

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October 28, 2010 at 13:02:53
... if its an application right click it option "open"

... if its a "zip" file right click option "extract"

... might aswell install it all, see what happens.


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