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If you have the type of Recovery disk I think you have .....
- you have to supply a Product Key for XP while installing the software
- you see the same things when you use that as when you use a regular Microsoft XP CD
....then Setup has NOT installed the main chipset drivers, and if the drivers for your audio adapter are not built into the CD, Setup has NOT installed audio drivers either.
RIGHT click on My Computer
Do you see your audio adapter flagged as unknown or not working properly (yellow ! or red X) ?
Do you see anything else flagged that way ?
In any case, if the Intel main chipset drivers have already been installed, it does NO HARM AT ALL to try installing them again.
"HP Pavilion a1110n"
All the drivers for your model are here, including the proper audio adapter drivers.
HP Pavilion a1110n Desktop PC (home support page)
If they don't list your main chipset drivers, then you need to get them (the INF Update Utility) from the Intel web site as Gretti has pointed you to,
or, you could just get the main chipset drivers from the Intel web site because the newest ones listed there are the newest ones available anywhere.
If you're using the video built into that main chipset (onboard video), the Intel web site also has the newest available graphics drivers for that.
"Computer will not acknowledge the drive"
I assume you meant.....
Computer will not acknowledge the driver(s) (for the audio adapter).
You have mentioned NOTHING about what type of Recovery disk or disks you used.
There is another type of Recovery disk set that is multiple disks that is an archive of all the software originally installed on the computer, that must be installed one disk after the other
If you installed a recovery disk SET, as in you were prompted by the first disk to insert the second one, etc.. then the proper audio drivers and main chipset drivers WERE installed. All the drivers for the devices your computer originallly came with were installed.
You haven't said whether you installed audio drivers after having used the Recovery disk.
If you HAVE, you MAY have installed the wrong drivers.
"Terrible buzz in speakers"
If it's a single pair of speakers, you plug them into the bright GREEN 1/8" port on the computer
If that doesn't help, if the proper audio drivers HAVE been installed, it's COMMON for the wiring of external speakers to get damaged inside their cables....
Try those speakers with another computer, or try other computer speakers with your computer (they must be amplified speakers).