How to get sound working again?

Tra computers / 20477
January 20, 2011 at 11:53:52
Specs: Windows 2000
I believe I have deleted my sound driver on my computer. I was removing some programs from the add/remove programs area and when I clicked remove I thought I missed it because it didn't remove so I clicked it again. As I clicked it a second time it removed the next thing below it. Immediately after I had no sound. Can anyone help this over clicking computer illiterate gal restore her sound?

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#1
January 20, 2011 at 11:59:38
Well this might be tricky with Windows 200 but what you would want to do is go to the website of the company that makes your computer (Acer, Dell, HP, Emachines, etc) they shouldhave a help and support section track down your model and download the drivers for your model. Access the device manager (The program that shows you the status of all the devices attached top your computer) r-clicking on "My computer" and selecting properties, then select the hardware tab and choose device manager.

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#2
January 20, 2011 at 14:32:02
So the maker of my machine seems to be TRA Computers and I went to there site and there doesn't seem to be a place to download anything. you can pay for tech support or call long distance for phone support or email a question i guess. Could this be the wrong name? it is an old computer that I got from an office. should I email this company? Help!

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#3
January 20, 2011 at 17:34:08
I believe that TRA Computers is a business that just fixes computers. They may even upgrade and sell refurbished models to customers. However, unless they build computers from scratch, they are not the maker of your computer.

If you have a desktop, look on the side and front of the case. You should see a logo somewhere such as Emachines, Dell, Gateway, etc,. This is the company that will most likely have your sound drivers available. Especially if you can find the model of your computer (ex. hp Pavillion xxxx)

Once you find the make and model of your computer you will need your device information. I recommend what wanamingo stated: Right click 'My Computer' and select 'Properties'. From there select the 'Hardware' tab and click on 'Device Manager'.


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#4
January 20, 2011 at 18:52:31
You need to idenify the sound chip, then you can search for compatible drivers. To do that, you need to identify the motherboard. Unplug the power cord, open the case & see if you can come up with the make/model.

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