|okay, so i'm new to these forums, so please correct me if i'm doing anything wrong...i know how some forums have their little 'rules' here and there.|
so anyway, i'm a student in high school, and i basically am the school geek. i really fix about 3 computers a week, most of them simple fixes. but this is all irrelevant.
to my problem -
my best friend was complaining to me about their internet not working, and i diagnosed the problem..it was the ethernet port on the motherboard - fried. simple fix, just swap the motherboard. so being a geek, i have quite a few of those laying around my little shop.
His computer is a Dell Dimension 1100; see this: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers...
being the motherboard was fried, i swapped it out with a similar one, and it came out of a Gateway 510S; see this: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/ga...
so basically, it's a dell box with a gateway motherboard..
he was also complaining about it being slow and that it didn't matter if he lost everything on it - it was full of junk, etc. just as long as i got the internet working and got it going fast again. so i re-installed xp, which means i have to re-install all the drivers that came with it. well, being i had the motherboard from the gateway instead of the one that came with the computer, i used the gateway's driver cd to reinstall all the drivers. the one for the audio is SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio, and to be honest with you, their support SUCKS. i can't even find the website. but anyway, that doesn't matter. i have updated everything on the computer, tried several different drivers, but still no avail.
basically, the problem is that after trying these different things, there is still no sound coming out of the speakers. so what exactly should i do?
thanks in advance,
p.s. i used sysinfo in case anyone may find it useful. i realize i don't have an antivirus yet, lol
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 22.214.171.124
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 750 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller, 96 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 69128 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D865GLC
also, see where i posted at techsupportguy the exact same question: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-x...