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No Audio After Formating

May 17, 2010 at 03:46:16
Specs: Windows XP
hey, i recently formatted my comp n now i dnt have any audio?? what should i do? I have a Intel (R) Pentium (R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz, Xp Home Edition.. i use this software called Driver Checker to update my drives... but i cant seem to get the sound back.. i checked under the sound n audio device properties to check the hardware.. i found audio codecs, legacy audio drivers, Media control devices, Legacy Video Capture Devices, n Video Codecs.... m an idiot with these kinda things...

i dont no wat else to do? help me get my audio back.. plz..

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May 17, 2010 at 05:36:54
mmm - perhaops obvious but maybe first

look-see in control-panel\system\hardware\device-manaager information... any exclamation marks?

Also have you verified that you haven't simply muted the output? Check via control-panel\sounds and audio etc...

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May 17, 2010 at 05:47:05
i checked out the device manager info... i checked out if the audio codecs, legacy audio drivers, video codecs etc were working properly.. but there are yellow question marks for other devices under which there are PCI device, Video Controller and Ethernet Controller.. m guessin those rnt significant rite now..

the second part of ur answer.. i checked out the sound n audio settings.. in the volume tab it says no audio device i cant have muted it out cus there aint no device.. how do i get this device??

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May 17, 2010 at 06:31:49
Your best bet is to manually get the newest drivers for your sound card (if any), video card (if separate), network card (if separate), and your motherboard for your operating system. This is more reliable than trusting this to a program that may be going by the 'chips' rather than the board manufacturer to get correct functioning.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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May 17, 2010 at 06:33:00
You could go the tedious route of telling the system to detect hardware afresh; and also to update drivers various one at a time... but it will take an age; and no guarantee of complete success after that util's predations?

I'd be inclined at this stage to run a a repair installation - as likely that driver util you used... did some damage... IF things were OK prior to that event... then it's not unreasonable to presume that utility did some serious damage?

Possibly a last known good config; or a restore point (if exists) earlier than the event in question... But I have my doubts...

Presuming you do have a full (or upgrade) version of XP... First safeguard your data; copy it all to optical -media and verify sed copies are accessible on at least one other system. Then run a Repair Installation as per:

Then avoid that utility like the plague. If drivers are OK... then don't phyxe (fix) them - not wise to phyxe things that ain't broke...

Also usually on forums - for clearer communication etc. - better to avoid txt spk; clear "English" - UK or Canadian/American syntax, grammar (and "propa speling") is usually better?

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May 17, 2010 at 08:05:57
Don't rely on the dumazz "driver check" program. If you have an OEM system (Dell, HP, Gateway, etc), just go to their website & download the drivers. If you have a custom built system, go to the motherboard manufacturer's website & download the drivers. Of course, you would need to know make/model numbers to be able to do it.

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May 18, 2010 at 06:45:41
Hey guys thanx alot for ur replies.. i found out my os n then its model number.. then went to the site n fixed the prob.. it was quite simple actually. but thank you guys for the advice..

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