|No sound, no sound, seems like everyone doing a re-install loose the legacy sound drivers. Does not matter what type of sound driver or sound card or any other mumble jumble with starting the service or changing regedit's beep from "No" to "Yes". Does not matter if Everest shows you the type of sound card in your system, or if you attempt reverting back to the old driver. Of course the latter will not help if you did a re-install because there is no driver to revert to, is there? |
In the past, I had this same issue on a different machine with a different sound card, and I found profound wise advise on what caused the legacy drivers to not recognize an audio device and not be included in the list of "legacy drivers", it was a simple change in a Regedit key, can't remember which one, but the value was to change the legacy sound set to 0 or 1. After doing so, I also remember uninstalling any sound devices in "Device manager" then re-installing the correct sound driver first and re-booting. Afterward when prompted that the "Found New Hardware" Wizard came up, the driver I downloaded and installed was correctly added in "Device manager" and then the legacy sound also installed on it's own making the sound in my old computer come back to life. It was a glorious moment in my Audio restore experience, and now I need to know what is that magic REGEDIT key that allows legacy drivers to be recognized in "Sounds and Audio devices properties". I know someone has this exact key that has to be changed, because I found this issue in the past resolved, and now I just can't remember the key.