maximum volume but less sound

September 3, 2010 at 14:58:54
Specs: Windows XP, C2D/1GB
So here is the story
i got my system wrecked due to some voltage fluctuation.....went to the vendor.....got the motherboard (intel DG31pr) replaced under warranty.....came back home.....set-up the pc...
and system got off again.....went again......to the vendor....got the power supply changed.....

now the problem is despite increasing the volume.....the output is not full......
so i downloaded realtek sound drivers...from their site.....and clicked on the setup.....
but its giving error "installation failed....error 0xE0000227 "

wen i uninstalled the old realtek drivers.....and tried to install the new downloaded driver........its not installing at all....giving "Installation failed error" and a beep sound comes from the motherboard.......and the system has no sound/audio device

so i used system restore to go back to previous state.....

kindly tell me what to do.....
i m using headfones.....and the sound is not increasing despite increasing volume from all places


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#1
September 3, 2010 at 15:06:30
"i got my system wrecked due to some voltage fluctuation.....went to the vendor.....got the motherboard (intel DG31pr) replaced under warranty....."

You had no right to get it replaced under warranty.


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#2
September 3, 2010 at 15:12:18
^^ the shopkeeper told me to.....as the system was not switching on (with the other power supply also...)

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September 3, 2010 at 16:09:45
Ok then, according to you, it was the shopkeeper that was dishonest.
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The volume you end up with from an external sound device depends on what you have plugged in.

Different headphones have different impedences (impedence = resistance to AC voltage, which is essentially what sound output is ) - you won't perceive the same volume for different headpones with different impedences or different designs.
Headphones should only be plugged into a headphones port connected to the header on the mboard for headphones for the best result.

Amplified Speakers made for computers usually have a standard 4 or 8 watt speaker impedence, but that isn't necessarily the impedence the proper port it plugs into expects, and the outputs of the amplifiers and the speakers varies greatly. Amplified speakers should only be plugged into ports meant for amplified speakers the best result.

You may or may not be able to find out the ideal impedence the port you plug into expects, in the mboard manual, or in the specs for the particular sound chipset on the chip maker's web site.
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If you haven't replaced the headphones or the amplified speakers, if they were plugged in when you had the power failure event, they may have been damaged too.

Since you've replaced the mboard, if the sound you're using is the onboard sound, there would be nothing wrong with the sound hardware (sound chipset).

If you're using the sound from a sound card that's installed in a PCI slot, if it was plugged in when you had the power failure event, it may have been damaged too.
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If you're using the the mboard's onboard sound, the correct sound software is on the maker of the mboard's web site in the downloads for your specific mboard model, or on the CD that came with the mboard but if those drivers have bugs the ones on the web site likely don't have bugs.

If you're using the sound on a sound card that's in a PCI slot, the correct sound software is on the maker of the sound card's web site in the downloads for yopur specific model, or on the CD that came with the sound card but if those drivers have bugs the ones on the web site likely don't have bugs.

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Sound and video "drivers" always have associated files that must be installed properly along with the actual drivers. If you install only the actual drivers, it's likely the device will NOT work properly.

Unless the instructions for installing a device tell you otherwise....
(this ALWAYS applies to video and sound adapters )

You DO NOT install drivers for a device while booting into Windows, if the software for the device has not been installed yet - when Windows detects a generic device or New Hardware while booting, you allow it to search for drivers, it doesn't find any, and it wants you to show it the location of the drivers - CANCEL that, continue on to the desktop, and install the software for the device using the proper installation from a CD or the proper installation file that you downloaded from the web.
The same applies no matter when Windows finds New Hardware !

If you DID install drivers that way,

(The following also applies if you want to un-install previous software, or re-install the same software)

- for video "drivers"....

- go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add/Remove Programs and Un-install the software you installed, reboot, DO NOT install drivers while booting, let the desktop screen fully load.

Install the video software properly by running the proper download you got from the web, or if you have the CD that came with the video card that's in a slot, or if you have the CD that came with the brand name computer that has the Drivers on it, run the video software installation from the installation program on that.

for sound adapter drivers...

- go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add/Remove Programs and Un-install the software you installed, reboot, DO NOT install drivers while booting.

- go to Device Manager.
(e.g. RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager)
If the sound adapter is still listed, RIGHT click on it and Un-install it.
If that was there, and you un-installed it, Reboot at least once.
DO NOT install drivers while booting.

Install the sound software properly by running the proper download you got from the web, or if you have the CD that came with the sound card, or if you have the CD that came with the brand name computer that has the Drivers on it, run the sound software installation from the installation program on that.



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