how do i know that my sound card is working?

March 2, 2011 at 06:21:29
Specs: Windows XP
im using windows xp sp2 as my os.Once my system was infected by virus then im supposed to format my system,after that im not able to find any audio device in my control panel as im using a branded hp pavilion desktop there are motherboard drivers they have given me a recovery disc only.
Now im trying to install audio drivers but, im not getting any icon on the taskbar.In the control panel it is showing that "No Audio Device" even after installing audio driver i used before....
please help me on this issue..............

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March 2, 2011 at 07:13:55
Looks like u don't have correct drivers for your system. The drivers can easily obtained from hp website.

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March 2, 2011 at 07:36:07
In Device Manager are there any drivers shown as not installed ??

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March 2, 2011 at 07:39:40
This info may be helpful to us:

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 proper sound software is on the Drivers disk you got with the system, or you can download it from the software downloads for your specific model on the HP web site.
Sometimes the drivers on the CD have bugs. Usually the drivers on the web do not have the bugs.

The most frequent reasons the PROPER sound software DOES NOT install properly are.........

- you have one or more resident module(s) for anti-malware software running that are interfering with the proper installation of the software.

See response 3 regarding disabling resident modules of anti-malware software:

See response 14 in that if you have Panda Global Protection

- the most common reason - you DID NOT install the sound software properly !

How to install your sound software, or un-install your sound software and install it again, the right way.....

See response 1 in this:

This also applies if you installed XP from a HP XP re-installation CD......

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

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March 2, 2011 at 09:07:52
I'm curious why you wiped out the entire OS instead of just removing the virus?

You told us that you have an HP Pavilion but didn't bother to include the model number so we can't point you toward the specific driver you need, but drivers can be found at the HP website:

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